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Conspiracy of Silence Reviews

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
March 18, 2005
Isn't quite up to the task of intelligently advocating for change.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 11, 2005
A good cast (Brenda Fricker, Hugh Bonneville and assorted veterans of British and Irish film and TV) gives Deery's film weight and credibility.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
February 11, 2005
The need to portray the powers-that-be at all levels -- from the Vatican to the local parish -- in the worst possible light intrudes upon the movie, making it feel like a personal vendetta.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 3, 2004
Certainly a debate over the church's tradition of an unmarried clergy ... could be a good and worthy one. But a quick, clumsy melodrama -- complete with awkward, pop-scored sex scenes -- isn't the best venue.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 3, 2004
While the subject of enforced priestly celibacy is important, here it is dealt with in a workman-like manner lacking vibrancy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 3, 2004
Deery's points are well-taken, but they would have been a lot better made if he hadn't taken so many easy shots at the church by demonizing its local authorities.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
December 2, 2004
John Deery's modest drama is one big, obvious argument against the vow of celibacy for Roman Catholic priests, but it has heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jan Stuart
December 2, 2004
For a salting of sex and foul language, John Decry's investigative thriller plays like third-tier P.D. James adapted for TV.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 2, 2004
As stacked as any more secular nonfiction agitprop from the recent election season.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
November 30, 2004
It's unclear whether this is an actual issue, or just something spicy to be cooked up in the potboiler.