Opening

67% The Maze Runner Sep 19
69% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
56% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
91% The Guest Sep 17
83% Tracks Sep 19

Top Box Office

13% No Good Deed $24.3M
73% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
89% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
33% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

68% The Equalizer Sep 26
70% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

29% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1
63% Red Band Society: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— The League: Season 6
56% Legends: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Brickleberry: Season 3
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— The Mindy Project: Season 3
—— New Girl: Season 4
83% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

La religieuse (The Nun)

La religieuse (The Nun) (1971)

tomatometer

No Score Yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 3
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 1

audience

79

liked it
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 417

My Rating

Movie Info

This critically acclaimed moral drama is taken from a book written in 1760 by Denis Diderot. Suzanne (Anna Karina) is an intelligent, freedom-loving woman who is forced into a convent against her will. The fact that she was sired by a man who is not her mother's husband -- and that a suitable dowry cannot be paid for her -- bring her to the church. Suzanne endures continual harassment from one Mother Superior (Micheline Presle). Transferred to a different convent, she becomes subject to lesbian

Feb 11, 1991

Altura Films International

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (1)

A great film that remains one of the cornerstones of the French New Wave.

November 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The French censors banned the film for over a year, thus generating both notoriety and goodwill, neither justified.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A beautiful, calm, austere movie that somehow manages to be remarkably faithful to the original, yet quite different in tone.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A riveting religious drama set in 18th-century France which casts French New Wave favorite Karina as a young nun forced into the convent for financial reasons.

November 12, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A garish potboiler first and a harsh critique of religious institutions last.

November 6, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

This is Rivette's most linear and comprehensible film.

April 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for La religieuse (The Nun)

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about La religieuse (The Nun)!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss La religieuse (The Nun) on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Red Carpet Roundup
Red Carpet Roundup

100 pics from Toronto Film Fest

Hunger Games
Hunger Games

New Mockingjay - Part 1 trailer

New on DVD & Blu-Ray
New on DVD & Blu-Ray

Godzilla, The Fault in Our Stars

24 Frames
24 Frames

Longest-running American sitcoms gallery

Foreign Titles

  • The Nun (La Religieuse) (1971) (DE)
  • The Nun (La Religieuse) (1971) (UK)
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile