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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Movie Poster
Not Rated In Theaters 11/16/2012 , 106min.
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Slant Magazine
Alex Gibney's latest lacks a certain cinematic depth, but that doesn't take away from its admirable reporting. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
There is something to be said for a clear and unblinking recitation of facts, and thankfully Mr. Gibney does a lot of that. Full Review
David Edelstein
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Beyond the Mafia-like code of silence, it comes down to this: The guys at the top reserved their compassion for priests like Father Murphy in the belief that the boys were young and would get over it. No one of true faith will get over Maxima Mea Culpa. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Mea Maxima Culpa only gets messier the more it tries to iris out to a larger indictment. The central tragedy ends up diluted to a fault. Full Review
Eric Kohn
Gibney's narrative drags to some extent when the focus widens to explore the Vatican's overall policy for covering up sex scandals, but he successfully demonstrates the systematic failure of a system designed work flawlessly on the basis of spirituality that never existed in the first place. Full Review

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