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Agnes of God Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
May 8, 2013
All three stars do smart, honorable work.

TV Guide
May 8, 2013
Though the plot has some annoying holes, the dialogue and the performances are excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2013
While Agnes of God has been considerably opened up, it is actually muddled in its transfer from stage to screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 8, 2013
Despite all the anguished huffing and puffing, there isn't a single authentic moment in it.

May 8, 2013
Jewison thankfully offers no easy conclusions or happy endings, but he also brings up little to add to the theological debate.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 8, 2013
Fonda and Bancroft are interesting to watch together, in spite of their insufficient performances. But their meaty dialogues don`t amount to much.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 8, 2013
It is Meg Tilly who makes the movie live. Her performance, which works on both realistic and symbolic levels, allows you to believe in the story.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 8, 2013
Agnes of God plays with some challenging ideas and some sensationalistic events, but ultimately it fails to earn its right to toy with such subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
July 6, 2010
Hysterical, pseudo-religious melodrama that's too verbose and stagey for the big scren, though the acting, especially Bancroft and Tily, is good.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Steve Crum
November 3, 2008
Controversial religion themed story worth seeing; based on stage success.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
October 18, 2008
Fonda's relentless interrogating, mannered chain-smoking and enforced two dimensionality cause her to become tiresome very early on.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Splendidly shot by Sven Nykvist and with excellent performances, it's an agreeable puzzle which doesn't, thank heaven, come up with a solution to the meaning of life.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
Deadly - despite good work from Meg Tilly, the film is grotesquely directed and the spiritual debate is sensationalized beyond all reason.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Miss Tilly makes a radiant Agnes, and Miss Bancroft a shrewd, forceful Mother Superior, but the writing limits each of their roles.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 1, 2002
Well-acted and soul-stirring drama about miracles and the clash between reason and faith.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
a provocative piece featuring virtuoso acting from Fonda, Bancroft and Tilly
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
A handful of darn solid performances are mired in a tiresome and muddled narrative.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Although the movie deals in the basic materials of a criminal investigation (cynical cops, forensic details, courtroom testimony), it has a seriously clouded agenda.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
September 24, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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