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The Song of Bernadette Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
March 19, 2011
Jennifer Jones won the Best Actress Oscar for this stodgy spiritual biopic of the French girl who saw visions of Virgin Mary in 19th century France.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 24, 2003
Over-produced, quasi-religious historical drama.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
July 18, 2003
Based on the historical novel by Jewish author Franz Werfel, the beloved classic The Song of Bernadette stands head and shoulders over most religiously themed fare from Hollywood’s golden age.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 9, 2003
The Song of Bernadette is not a great film, but it is a very good film. It is characteristic of the kind of earnest prestige or super-spectacle picture that was always a stumbling block for an art form built on commerce and exploitation, but it is
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
June 26, 2003
Like most DVD offerings in this very fine series from Fox, the transfer is pristine.
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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
If your spiritual tuning fork doesn't already hum to The Song of Bernadette's sentimental religiosity, this is an overlong (156 minutes), overpious, and often kitschy hagiography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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