• Novitiate (2017)


Release Date: October 27th, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2018

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

A 17-year-old trains to become a nun as the Roman Catholic Church undergoes radical changes in the early 1960s.

Cast: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor, Rebecca Dayan, Maddie Hasson, Liana Liberato

Director: Maggie Betts

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Maven Pictures

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    This arresting work, starring Margaret Qualley, Julianne Nicholson and Melissa Leo as well as a celestial choir of up-and-coming young female actors, mesmerizes as it probes a uniquely female-dominated milieu where passions ā€” both religious, sexual and a combination of the two ā€” run hot under those starched, lily-white coifs and black habits. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Gradually, though, it wins you over with endearing performances and a clarity of purpose. If that sounds faintly patronizing, it isnā€™t meant to. show more

  • 70
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    Driven by strong performances, this is, however, a more conventional piece than other recent pictures which explored crises of faith. show more

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