Marie's Story Reviews

June 18, 2015
This film is beautiful in its dappled-sunshine light, and powerful in the story of transformation that it tells.
May 28, 2015
At its most provocative, it suggests a tension between spirit and flesh in the nun's maternal feelings. Rather than examine that friction, Améris pushes the narrative in predictable directions.
May 21, 2015
Milks the tears in the home stretch, making little effort to hold the melodrama at bay. The result is a story that everyone can feel great about feeling terrible about.
April 30, 2015
Though based on a remarkable true story, this clichéd tear-jerker is barely interested in Marguerite's revolutionary teaching methods, focusing instead on the intensity of her connection to Marie.
Top Critic
April 30, 2015
Both [stars] have radiant smiles, illuminating every moment of understanding or empathy. Their rapport warms the movie as surely as the opening scene's sun.
April 29, 2015
Améris keeps the film tightly focused on the relationship between the two talented actresses, occasionally drawing back to contrast Marie's turbulent early days with the beauty of the French countryside.
April 28, 2015
Rivoire is a revelation - showing what it's like to be in, and then break out of, a world of total darkness and silence.
April 27, 2015
Slight but satisfying.
April 27, 2015
Based on a true story that's perhaps less famous than some others but just as intriguing, this serious-minded -- no Helen Keller jokes, please -- period film is nonetheless quite entertaining and, finally, moving.