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The Nun's Story Reviews

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Top Critic
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
November 1, 2007
Fred Zinnemann's production is a soaring and luminous film.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 8, 2010
... on target and godlike.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
August 1, 2005
Moving, controversial (for its time) religious tale starring Audrey Hepburn.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 4, 2002
One of Audrey's finest dramatic moments
| Original Score: 5/5
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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
Emanuel Levy
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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5

May 24, 2003
Zinneman, an intelligent if dullish director, has avoided such obvious pitfalls in this adaptation of a factually based best-seller.

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
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