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Thérèse Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 13, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
October 1, 2004
It deals with profound questions of death and separation but with the slow, satisfied air of those who have all the answers.
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
October 1, 2004
Skip the movie, stay home, read the book and say three Hail Marys.
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Ned Martel
New York Times
September 30, 2004
A florid biopic about St. Theresa of Lisieux.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2004
Although decently acted and well-crafted, Thérèse is essentially an illustrated Sunday school lecture for true believers.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
September 30, 2004
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.
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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
September 30, 2004
Unless you're stumped for a way to commemorate the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux Friday, there's little point in going to see the low-budget, one-star-worthy hagiography, Therese.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4