The Most Hated Woman In America Reviews

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November 18, 2019
A pretty ugly portrait, perhaps unfairly so.
October 23, 2019
This is a perfect example of a good concept in an uncomfortable movie. [Full review in Spanish].
November 5, 2018
Stories based on a true story often face the detriment of audiences knowing how it's all going to end. That will certainly be the case for many with The Most Hated Woman in America.
November 3, 2018
The Most Hated Woman in America has bite. It just doesn't land each of its targets.
August 6, 2018
After this biopic, it is hopeful that one will take away a new understanding or, dare I say, sympathy, for the woman who singlehandedly changed America... for better or for worse.
March 7, 2018
People will watch it under the guise that it's high quality drama - recommended if you like The Departed or No Country for Old Men - and they'll walk away feeling like they just did a homework assignment on religious freedom.
December 19, 2017
While certainly set up to be a home run with its cast and director, the film never really finds its own voice.
August 7, 2017
It doesn't quite succeed in emulating its influences, but it does effectively tell the story of a woman who deserves to be remembered.
May 25, 2017
The Most Hated Woman isn't a documentary, and it certainly isn't pretending to be perfectly historically accurate. It does, however, draw out some of the real underlying issues still impacting politics today.
May 9, 2017
The Most Hated Woman in America appears chained to the path of mediocrity, as is now typical with Netflix's original films.
May 4, 2017
Essentially, The Most Hated Woman in America does far more harm than good in how it presents the story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair.
April 29, 2017
Not an Atheist hagiography by any means, but not a refutation either.
April 4, 2017
Abrasive activist fights prayer, with cursing and violence.
March 30, 2017
She is an enigma and her rise to success a mirror of self-delusional hokum that should make us pause in reflection.
March 24, 2017
A film that is simultaneously too much and nothing at all because it's jumping around so much narratively.
March 23, 2017
Melissa Leo delivers a powerhouse performance as the Austin atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair in director Tommy O'Haver's The Most Hated Woman in America.
March 22, 2017
Murray O'Hair was a force of nature, and Leo captures her formidable bluster, along with flashes of vulnerability contrasting with the stern certainty of her public appearances.
March 20, 2017
[The film] makes it abundantly clear that Madalyn Murray O'Hair was a riveting human being whose story is worth telling in our messed up times, but the film never has the slightest idea of what that story might be about.
March 15, 2017
The fiery breadth of the woman's life as a professional poke in religious America's eye is missing from this narrow, ineffectual offering, which presents itself as true-crime saga and bad-mommy soap opera more than a portrait of a complicated individual.
March 15, 2017
Thanks to a tasty take-no-prisoners lead performance by Melissa Leo, it can ... be a lot of fun, even if the Netflix original film's dramatic dividends prove less satisfying.
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