The Nun's Story Reviews

November 1, 2007
Fred Zinnemann's production is a soaring and luminous film.
June 24, 2006
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.
May 20, 2003
In the role of the nun, Miss Hepburn is fluent and luminous.
July 19, 2018
It makes no judgements: it is a serious effort to show us a moral and mental discipline, and it strikes me as authentic.
April 8, 2010
... on target and godlike.
November 7, 2008
November 1, 2007
A superbly restrained piece of filmmaking, with Zinnemann directing in simple, unadorned style and Hepburn giving a truly radiant performance.
August 23, 2006
Part of Warner's classic collection of films about spirituality and faith; the other films are The Shoes of the Fisherman and The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
August 23, 2006
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
April 12, 2006
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.
August 1, 2005
Moving, controversial (for its time) religious tale starring Audrey Hepburn.
April 27, 2005
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
Zinneman, an intelligent if dullish director, has avoided such obvious pitfalls in this adaptation of a factually based best-seller.
January 23, 2003
October 4, 2002
One of Audrey's finest dramatic moments