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The film's plodding, unvarnished style suggests late-period Robert Bresson -- that is, if he were shooting a commercial for the decorative glories of scrubbed wood.
It deals with profound questions of death and separation but with the slow, satisfied air of those who have all the answers.
Skip the movie, stay home, read the book and say three Hail Marys.
A florid biopic about St. Theresa of Lisieux.
Although decently acted and well-crafted, Thérèse is essentially an illustrated Sunday school lecture for true believers.
The do-it-yourself indie, financed through individual contributions, is too earnest and lacking in dramatic tension to cross over and preach to those not in the choir.
In the end, there is too much here that we must take on faith.
Many is the time that a potentially compelling biopic is ruined by an awful screenplay. "Therese" is ruined by many things.
As fodder for a movie biography, her life plays out ploddingly, even with the occasional miracle thrown in.
The very things that make Saint Therese of Lisieux's life spiritually compelling assure that it will not translate to film.
Painfully sincere but hopelessly amateurish.
Her mortal story seems one of sadness rather than inspiration.
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