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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)

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In MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, Oscar (R)-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney examines the abuse of power in the Catholic Church through the story of four courageous deaf men, who in the first known case of public protest, set out to expose the priest who abused them. Through their case the film follows a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland's churches, all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. (c) HBO

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Cast

Terry Kohut
as Terry Kohut
Rembert Weakland
as Rembert Weakland
Pat Kuehn
as Pat Kuehn
Arthur Budzinski
as Arthur Budzinski
Jeff Anderson
as Jeff Anderson
Thomas Doyle
as Thomas Doyle
Richard Sipe
as Richard Sipe
Patrick Wall
as Patrick Wall
Geoffrey Robertson
as Geoffrey Robertson
Laurie Goodstein
as Laurie Goodstein
Jason Berry
as Jason Berry
Robert "Spike" Mickens
as Robert "Spike" Mickens
Marco Politi
as Marco Politi
Jamey Sheridan
as Terry, Jamey Sheridan
Chris Cooper
as Chris Cooper, Gary
Alex Gibney
as Narrator
Ethan Hawke
as Ethan Hawke, Pat
John Slattery
as Arthur, John Slattery
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Critic Reviews for Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (15)

The case has been widely reported but this is still an important film, laying out who knew what, and when. It's chilling: the conspiracy of silence goes all the way to the Vatican.

February 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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It feels a bit like a monster movie. It is, too.

November 16, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Newark Star-Ledger
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In the end, decades of such crimes going undetected and undeterred under the aegis of one employer - any employer - speaks for itself. And the extraordinary perseverance and courage of the men from St. John's speaks louder still.

November 16, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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Partly an inspiring saga of growing "deaf power" and human resilience, and partly a murky and fragmentary drama about an immense, closed-minded bureaucracy with paranoid and conspiratorial tendencies that finds itself unable to adjust to the modern world.

November 15, 2012 | Full Review…
Salon.com
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There is something to be said for a clear and unblinking recitation of facts, and thankfully Mr. Gibney does a lot of that.

November 15, 2012 | Rating: 4/5
New York Times
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Gibney's most powerful film since the Oscar-winning 2007 Taxi to the Dark Side.

November 15, 2012 | Full Review…
NPR
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Audience Reviews for Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God

I understand that documentaries surrounding this subject may seem like well worn territory, but honestly until the Catholic Church really starts to own up to what its done (and I promise you it has not) lets keep making these. I'm glad that Gibney address the fact that the pedophile Priests were aided and abetted by not just the Church leadership, but also by a public who refused to believe these allegations.

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