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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Offers a compelling portrait of human tragedy and the journey to redemption. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    If you're looking for cinema, skip this. But as a religion-based self-help workshop for victims of ­childhood abuse, it'sa deadly accurate button-pusher. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    An earnest drama about spiritual redemption that is likely to strike quite a chord with certain audiences. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The screenplay is overwrought at times, but the acting is superb by any standard. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    There's a power to Woman Thou Art Loosed that transcends its limitations, a determined, heartfelt belief in the possibility of redemption. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    While the story couldn't be simpler and the filmmaking is crude, it forcefully addresses a reality. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    An earnest undertaking that unfortunately plays like a trite Lifetime movie. show more

  • 38
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Jakes' characters are points to be made, flesh and blood cautionary tales that don't particularly feel human. His dialogue, even in the mouths of Michelle and her troubled mother, sounds as if it comes straight from the pulpit. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    You may not care for the message, but there's nothing insidious about it. show more

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