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  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Playing an emotionally burdened small-town Catholic priest in culturally isolated 1950s Ireland, Martin Sheen does his best work since "The West Wing" in Thaddeus O'Sullivan's Stella Days. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Sheen's throwback portrayal is appealing enough, but flat characters, dull revelations and uninvolving complications make this deliberately small film feel nearly microscopic. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Thanks to its understated elegance and surpassing central performance, this modest, too-eagerly schematic period drama is more engrossing than it has a right to be. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    Although Martin Sheen often goes full cherub in his depiction of the film's central Catholic priest, the pictue is also a frank assessment of a cleric's crisis of faith and the church's rather ruthless efforts to maintain medieval control in the face of modernization. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Relaxed performances and pillow-soft photography compensate somewhat for the story's narrow ambitions, but they're not enough to invigorate a movie that clearly would rather charm than challenge. show more

  • 67
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Stella Days' strongest asset is Sheen. show more

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