Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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Fred Zinnemann's production is a soaring and luminous film.
It's still a long haul (made no lighter by Franz Waxman's abominably insistent score) for anyone not committed to theological problems of faith, conscience and obedience.
In the role of the nun, Miss Hepburn is fluent and luminous.
It makes no judgements: it is a serious effort to show us a moral and mental discipline, and it strikes me as authentic.
... on target and godlike.
A superbly restrained piece of filmmaking, with Zinnemann directing in simple, unadorned style and Hepburn giving a truly radiant performance.
Zinnemann's drama depicts the spiritual tug of war of a young nun, beautifully played by Audrey Hepburn, between adherence to vows of chastity and obedience and rebellion against those values for her self-fulfillment
Certainly doesn't offer the positive depiction of religious life common in 1950s Hollywood, but it's not an anti-religious or anti-Catholic depiction either.
Moving, controversial (for its time) religious tale starring Audrey Hepburn.
Zinneman, an intelligent if dullish director, has avoided such obvious pitfalls in this adaptation of a factually based best-seller.
One of Audrey's finest dramatic moments
Audrey Hepburn is superb as the nun who undergoes a number of personal changes as a sister in an order of nuns. The ending is blunt in a positive way.
Having been raised in a Catholic School, this paints a pretty accurate pic of nuns -- I'm sorry she left, because she had more common sense than all the others
So very long, but it was alright besides.
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