Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)



Critic Consensus: While Woman is a little less heavy-handed than other message movies, it still feels like an After School Special.

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After shooting her abusive stepfather, Reggie, at a church revival, an ex-stripper and crack addict-turned-honest-citizen, named Michelle, confesses the motives of her crime to a Bishop while she sits on Death Row. Michelle's tale draws the story of a young, damaged woman attempting overcome painful demons--the memories of abuse and molestation that she suffered at the hands of her "Uncle" Reggie and the abyss of drugs, prostitution and incarceration that she fell into as a result. Michelle's mother Cassie, who remains conflicted, vacillates between truth and denial of her situation and the terrible abuse that she unwittingly condoned.
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Kimberly Elise
as Michelle Jordan
Loretta Devine
as Cassey Jordan
Idalis DeLeon
as Nicole
T.D. Jakes
as Himself
Jordan Moseley
as Michelle (age 6)
as Lesbian Inmate
Philip Daniel Bolden
as Todd (age 8)
Destiny Edmond
as Michelle (age 12)
Jordan Anita Moseley
as Michelle, Age Eight
J. Karen Thomas
as Sheila Stewart
Louisa Abernathy
as Elderly Mother
Amy Aquino
as Miss Rodgers
Porscha Coleman
as Lil' Bit
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Critic Reviews for Woman Thou Art Loosed

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (27)

A monochromatic melodrama.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

As a film it plays like a heavy-handed morality tale one might come across on a middling cable network.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

There is little to like about many of the hard characters we meet. Yet the film has a core generosity.

October 22, 2004
Denver Post
Top Critic

It is more a public service announcement than a movie, but it has to be more useful to its audience than a summer blockbuster offering Halle Berry's tips on how to use a bullwhip.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Woman boasts an unexpected edginess, as well as a terrific performance from Kimberly Elise.

October 22, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

It offers a compelling portrait of human tragedy and the journey to redemption.

Full Review… | October 21, 2004
USA Today
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Woman Thou Art Loosed


I am a Christian and I did not find this movie riveting or enjoyable...pretty disappointing for me :(

Robin P.
Robin P.

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Strong cast and a story that (surprisngly to me) kept me interested.


good movie! shame that is how people really are; lonely, desperate mother, a sick man who has no shame in themself, a woman who was robbed of her innocence as a child and grew up following the path of destruction. awful yet i have no sympathy

Cherith  Smith
Cherith Smith

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