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La religieuse (The Nun) Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 7, 2013
Pauline Etienne as the heroine is a harmonising centre, believable, luminous, quiet-spoken, poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Catherine Shoard
Observer (UK)
November 4, 2013
It's an affecting and frank take on the loneliness of faith as well as faithlessness, whose horrors come in odd contrast to the plush production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
November 1, 2013
It's a generally classy yet dramatically underpowered affair traversing a steady path between respectable costume drama and habit-lifting exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
November 1, 2013
Guillaume Nicloux has, alongside Jérôme Beaujour, crafted a stately and atmospheric adaptation of Denis Diderot's novel, which is driven onwards by a powerful central female performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 31, 2013
With impressive production design and a strong script, this is an engaging, well made French period drama anchored by a superb performance from Pauline Etienne, though the tone wobbles in the final act and the ending is curiously abrupt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Barnes
Guardian
October 31, 2013
This is dark but comedic, with plenty of frills beneath the habit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 29, 2013
Measured and sensible, The Nun lacks the full-on claustrophobic horror of a film like The Magdalene Sisters and moves through events at a matter-of-fact distance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Winning
Total Film
October 28, 2013
Though Etienne and Huppert are fantastic, Guillaume Nicloux's adaptation of Denis Diderot's novel is neither nunsploitation nor chamber piece, just about working as a sermon on hypocrisy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 29, 2013
Nicloux escalates Suzanne's travails at just the right pace, wrestling his final act back from "The Perils of Pauline" territory to conclude with an shocking suggestion which brings the material's themes back to the forefront.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
November 1, 2013
Looks as tasteful as can be but, in terms of emotion, lacks any kind of finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
October 31, 2013
This Isabelle Huppert drama starts promisingly, but sadly reveals itself as a piece of hackneyed nunsploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
October 28, 2013
A strangely drab adaptation of Diderot's much racier novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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