• Doubt (2008)

Doubt

Release Date: December 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 7th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius' (Meryl Streep) St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school's strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest -- despite her lack of evidence.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond, Audrie J. Neenan, Susan Blommaert, Carrie Preston

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: School, Mother, Temptation, 1960s, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is nothing if not provocative. show more

  • 60
    Bob MondelloNPR

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)