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      The Magdalene Sisters Reviews

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      You come away from the movie not just convinced but cowed.

      Full Review | Nov 21, 2022

      The Magdalene Sisters is an intense watch, but one that allows its central characters a sense of hope and power, even amid the atrocities.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Dec 8, 2021

      A disturbing, heartbreaking and gripping portrait of religious paranoia manifested through violence.

      Full Review | Apr 29, 2009

      The movie is an indictment of systems that perpetuate oppression and exploitation by making the administrators believe their every cruel act is justified and by compelling complicity in victims and bystanders.

      Full Review | Mar 11, 2008

      This drama about a shocking reality from recent history balances a light touch with searing intensity and a sense of moral outrage.

      Full Review | Mar 11, 2008

      A damning indictment of the Catholic Church that lingers in the mind long after if ends. Angry, compassionate but never hysterical, this a true cinematic achievement.

      Full Review | Mar 11, 2008

      Grimly believable.

      Full Review | Mar 11, 2008

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Dec 7, 2007

      This is a riveting piece of drama about a forgotten slice of history, no matter what the esteemed movie critics at the Vatican say about it.

      Full Review | Original Score: A | Sep 27, 2007

      Magdelene proves to be touching, potent, and incredibly human in its emotional complexity.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Jun 21, 2007

      A deliberately provocative film that triggers the audience's emotions in order to highlight important issues of personal freedom. Amen to that.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Dec 30, 2006

      The Magdalene Sisters isn't perfect, but it sheds light on a story that needed to be told.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Mar 5, 2005

      Mullan has made a vicious and relentless film, but his outrage is well-earned.

      Full Review | Original Score: A | Jan 27, 2005

      Mullan has done an expert job of creating a harrowing atmosphere without pulling punches or excluding a sharp sense of humor without slipping into bad taste.

      Full Review | May 21, 2004

      Seething with moral outrage...If Mullan sins, it's that his anger gets the better of him. He sacrifices dramatic flow on the altar of polemics.

      Full Review | Mar 25, 2004

      ...a powerful, dramatic, moving, dark, and depressing experience.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Mar 18, 2004

      Its mode is that of 'a story that needs to be told,' lest we forget the marginalized lessons of history... worth seeing at least once.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Feb 15, 2004

      A gut-wrenching expose of the mistreatment of young Irish women at the hands of men, the government and the Catholic Church.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | Feb 2, 2004

      Bracing and potent, though the film's stylistic polish is sometimes tonally counterintuitive

      Full Review | Original Score: 74/100 | Jan 29, 2004

      A harrowing indictment of the atrocities performed in the name of organized religion.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jan 27, 2004

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