Aug 26, 2009
Stylistically sophisticated and emotionally visceral
Oct 21, 2008
Many Ferrara faithful fetching for something uncanny will line up and get what they bargained for.
Oct 20, 2008
Cult director Abel Ferrara bites off more than he can chew with this murky, unfocused exploration of religion and faith in the age of media madness.
Oct 17, 2008
Mary is a mess. An inter esting one, yet still a mess.
Oct 17, 2008
Mary is a convoluted, hysterical mess of a movie with grandiose spiritual airs and not a drop of humor.
Oct 16, 2008
A triune plot that Ferrara digs into with sleeves fully rolled up.
Oct 15, 2008
It feels like the kind of snoozy artistic modulation that critics often confuse for maturation.
Oct 15, 2008
Tightly framed and tightly wound, Mary is a claustrophobic, incandescent, nutty 83 minutes with everyone in the cast teetering on the ledge of madness.
Jun 8, 2008
Very little of this mess works in any conventional sense, but as the performances begin to redline, the movie examines the relationship between performance and contrition.
Jun 21, 2007
Oy, what a mess.
Jun 15, 2006
Ferrara presents his ideas in what's meant to be a meditation on the nature of faith but ends up an incoherent, pretentious mess.
Jun 14, 2006
...both Forest Whitaker and Juliette Binoche (as with the rest of the cast) give such amazing performances that they should be added to the list of the best work of their careers.
Jun 8, 2006
Somehow turns confusion into a concise study on what it means to believe in god in this day and age.
Jan 9, 2006
Sep 20, 2005
A serious-minded film about the confusion and anxiety that mark a true inquisition into one's faith.
Sep 13, 2005
A sincere grapple with faith and redemption in cynical times.
Sep 13, 2005
Murky and forgettable.