Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God Reviews

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Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
November 12, 2012
Powerful enough to leave you wondering whether the Catholic Church will ever stop protecting child molesters.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 12, 2012
No one of true faith will get over Maxima Mea Culpa.
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
November 11, 2012
Alex Gibney's latest lacks a certain cinematic depth, but that doesn't take away from its admirable reporting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 6, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] You could come away from the movie thinking that the Catholic Church is nothing more than an impermeable mafia of fascist monsters who prey on little boys.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Andrew Simpson
Little White Lies
October 26, 2012
Gibney's most successful and rich work since Taxi To The Dark Side, Mea Maxima Culpa ultimately proves most successful in the way it balances public scandal with a tribute to human frailty and heroism.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 12, 2012
Damning doc pairs an individual sex-abuse case with analysis of institutional dysfunction at the Vatican.
Anthony Kaufman
Screen International
October 12, 2012
A well-constructed and poignant argument, full of outrage and ample evidence, about the heinous crimes and cover-ups that have taken place in the Catholic Church.
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Justin Chang
Variety
October 12, 2012
A powerful, necessary contribution to a chilling body of reportage that, one senses by film's end, has just begun to take stock of the human costs of a monstrous conspiracy.
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