Mary Magdalene Reviews

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July 25, 2019
Neither its director knows how to take advantage of the approach, nor the lead actress manages to deliver the intensity that characterizes the film. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 7, 2019
Judea, AD 33, is a patriarchy chafing under Roman rule into which wilful Mary, not a prostitute as popularly supposed but a parental handful all the same, doesn't fit.
April 26, 2019
Mara as Mary conveyed stillness and a contemplative, firm spirit open to God's will and willing to follow Jesus where the apostles dared not go.
April 22, 2019
The music score by the late Johann Johannsson has special music for each scene and that, in itself, becomes part of the cast.
April 19, 2019
It's a well-meaning, good-looking effort - but those elements don't necessarily make for good watching. One needs to be in the mood for this sort of thing.
April 19, 2019
A creative, relevant, and reverent film about Mary Magdalene, a deeply spiritual woman for all ages.
April 18, 2019
This film honors the magnitude of its subject with virtue of its own.
April 15, 2019
The best part is the quiet captivation of Jóhann Jóhannsson's final musical score.
April 14, 2019
[T]he story is an important corrective missive aimed at a bureaucracy that's slow to change. Your movie, Mary. Your move, Gregory.
April 13, 2019
The film approaches Mary Magdalene with sensitivity at Terrence Malick speed giving the audience plenty of time to absorb Garth Davis' eye-opening film about the often misunderstood disciple of Christ.
April 12, 2019
Mary Magdalene is in many ways an act of love, an effort to tell its story both freshly and honestly, with fidelity to Scripture.
April 12, 2019
An act of faith told simply.
April 12, 2019
[A]n imperfect but affecting vision of New Testament times.
April 12, 2019
Mary Magdalene moved me in a way that no previous film about Christianity ever has.
April 12, 2019
[W]hile the film may deal with matters of religion and faith, it has more earthly things on its mind.
April 12, 2019
Biblical tale of bold woman's journey has strong violence.
April 11, 2019
In the movie's slower passages - and there are a few of those - it's Mara's performance that carries "Mary Magdalene" through.
April 11, 2019
Phoenix's sensitivity overwhelms the callouses one has against the Greatest Story Ever etc... Against this mysterious poignancy, Mara seems a bit lost and underpowered.
April 11, 2019
About as sincere an effort to appeal to everyone as possible, which proves to be both a curse and a blessing.
April 11, 2019
Although the story is largely removed from the plot points of the gospels themselves, Garth Davis' movie looks to hit at the core of Jesus' teachings.
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