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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You may have doubts about which side to choose, but there's no doubt about this mind-bender. It'll pin you to your seat. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There seems to be something about the story itself that's better suited to the stage than the screen. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    By eloquently probing the state of uncertainty and its accompanying discomfort and confusion, Doubt compels viewers to examine their own assumptions as they become caught up in this fascinating tale. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Doubt leaves none in one respect: John Patrick Shanley was the right person to direct this fascinating screen version of his celebrated play. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The truth is left for the audience to decide. And while the conclusion isn't necessarily clear, it is unsettling. show more

  • 70
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Directing the film of Doubt, Shanley is able to put an even finer point on his Tony-and Pulitzer-winning play about suspicion and guilt at a Bronx Catholic grade school in 1964. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is nothing if not provocative. show more

  • 60
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Doubt cast a long moral shadow on Broadway but seems blunter on screen, largely because Shanley's fussy directorial notions ... are less nuanced than the religious and moral arguments he's given his principal characters. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Doubt has exact and merciless writing, powerful performances and timeless relevance. It causes us to start thinking with the first shot, and we never stop. Think how rare that is in a film. show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An intellectually and emotionally exhausting and engrossing experience. It is drama of the highest caliber. show more

  • June 22, 2011 pafmsprisy
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    great acting

  • April 30, 2011 vaun
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    A bitter, uptight nun plays her miserable outlook on what she believes to be right vs a modern priest trying to include all types into his less strict world of \"religious\" training. She is sharp tongued and straight laced and actually hateful toward the priest without any documentation of unlawful behaviour on his part.

  • November 25, 2009 hehuseh
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    Isn't the whole point of the movie to leave the viewer in complete 100% doubt? There is no solid evidence either way, so any conclusion is completely based on individual speculation ... speculation that is shaped by how each viewer interprets all the little nuances in the movie. Hats off to Hoffman for being so kind and so frustratingly vague at the same time. Streep, as usual was amazing.

  • April 11, 2009 cookstoree2
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    Kick ASS movie!!! GREAT FILM!!!

  • April 09, 2009 cmacc311
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    NO DOUBT! This movie will have you flip flopping your "doubt" and thinking about it after it's over, great acting on Merly Streep and P.S. Hoffman... one the best movies I've seen this year so far.

  • April 02, 2009 southspelicans
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    i love meryl!

  • March 22, 2009 Visornotes
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    After seeing this film yesterday down at the UA, I decided to think a bit before posting my review. Have decided that the producers of this movie want us to think about ASSUMPTIONS. We all make them. Our basis for making them varies from person to person, alot of time based on prejudice. Sometimes depending on the intelligence of the person they are correct, other times not ? It is a joy to watch the actors play out the questions asked by this film..

  • March 08, 2009 schulernan
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    Some of the best acting I've ever seen in a movie. So well-written and compelling story line. It is intellectual, but riveting. Don't shy away from this movie because of what it's about.It is character-driven and powerful. It is EXCELLENT.

  • February 28, 2009 pravalgi
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    Two best performances of 2008 were Frank Langela in Frost/Nixon and Meryl Streep in Doubt. See this movie for her performance. It is truly remarkable and rivets you to your seat. The thing about Meryl unlike other actors, is that she becomes the person and the line between actor and character disappears. You are drawn in to her character 100% because of her focus and truth to the role. This is not meant to be an action movie, but is based on an award winning play that is supposed to make you THINK. remember that? thinking???!!

  • February 28, 2009 B Dolls
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    GOOD ACTING BUT DID NOT LIKE THE STORY LINE!!!

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