The Nun's Story - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Nun's Story Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 8, 2010
... on target and godlike.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 1, 2007
Fred Zinnemann's production is a soaring and luminous film.

TV Guide
November 1, 2007
A superbly restrained piece of filmmaking, with Zinnemann directing in simple, unadorned style and Hepburn giving a truly radiant performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Tom Milne
Time Out
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.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
August 1, 2005
Moving, controversial (for its time) religious tale starring Audrey Hepburn.
| Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Zinneman, an intelligent if dullish director, has avoided such obvious pitfalls in this adaptation of a factually based best-seller.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
In the role of the nun, Miss Hepburn is fluent and luminous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 4, 2002
One of Audrey's finest dramatic moments
| Original Score: 5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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