The Magdalene Sisters Reviews

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January 14, 2004
Um filme forte e relevante.
January 6, 2004
Very good cinematically and it uncovers terrible injustices, but journalistically, it shoots itself in the foot.
December 31, 2003
Mullan doesn't focus on generating sympathy for his characters as he is more interested in examining and analyzing who they are.
December 1, 2003
Despite all its attributes, "The Magdalene Sisters" is too little, too late. Forms of oppression need to be told while in procession. Not as a history lesson.
October 29, 2003
Too much like a sexualized Dickensian rant right out of Nicholas Nickelby or Oliver Twist to ever rise beyond the level of obvious propaganda.
October 22, 2003
'It is an unflinching, harsh but engrossing glimpse into what rural Irish families and the Catholic Church did to exterminate sex.'
October 14, 2003
"The Magdalene Sisters" will reduce you to quivering in your seat; if you are susceptible to crying at films, prepare to cry.
October 7, 2003
This flick explores the subjugation of promiscuous women at the hands of an order of nuns; if you're looking for fun at the movies, look elsewhere.
October 6, 2003
First and foremost, The Magdalene Sisters is an important film, a brutal, unwavering expos on a deplorable crime against women perpetrated by the Irish Catholic Church that went unchecked and unquestioned until 1996.
October 5, 2003
As compelling as the material is, the film never quite grabs you as anything more than a gruesome expos (although a particularly timely and important one).
October 1, 2003
A grim and unmistakable masterpiece of bleak, black sorrow.
September 26, 2003
With a little restraint, writer-director Peter Mullan's The Magdalene Sisters might have been a historical expose with the heft of films like last year's Rabbit-Proof Fence or The Pianist.
September 24, 2003
By not admitting to the humanist complexity that evil regimes are upheld by real people, its horror is distanced and skin deep.
September 23, 2003
The sadistic horror of the story fuels the film the way some World War II movies feed on the Holocaust, but the movie is dramatically stagnant, and Mullan substitutes grimness for power.
September 22, 2003
Magdalene Sisters isn't what you'd call a fun night at the movies. It's more of a kick in the stomach.
September 21, 2003
It is the willfulness and the earnestness of the filmmakers that ignites us as much as they images they have created.
September 20, 2003
Harsh and angry, this Oscar-worthy film stages a deliberately paced, thoroughly researched indictment of institutionalized cruelty and the kind of ignorance and hypocrisy that validates and encourages it.
September 20, 2003
A powerful eye-opening drama.
September 20, 2003
Though it has a tendency to leave characters undeveloped and storylines empty, the overall portrait is significant.
September 20, 2003
As every bit hard to watch as it is to turn away from. And that's really saying something.
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