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Conspiracy of Silence Reviews

March 18, 2005
Isn't quite up to the task of intelligently advocating for change.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
December 2, 2004
As stacked as any more secular nonfiction agitprop from the recent election season.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 30, 2004
It's unclear whether this is an actual issue, or just something spicy to be cooked up in the potboiler.