• 2009
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Patrick Shanley
  • Written by: John Patrick Shanley
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
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Screen adaptation of writer/director Shanley's prescient and troubling catholic school-set play in which headmistress Sister Aloysius (Streep) begins to suspect liberal forward thinking Father Flynn (Hoffman) of having inappropriate relationships with some of the pupils. As evidence begins to mount, Sister Aloysius shows her mettle and dogged resolve to try and elicit a confession. Although stagy, this is as robust and enthralling as any character driven drama.

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5 Feb 20094 stars

DRAMA If, as the old proverb goes, ‘doubt makes the mountain that faith can move’, then John Patrick Shanley’s powerful 2004 play, set in a Catholic school, posits a relative Kilimanjaro in the middle of the Bronx. When the headmistress Sister Aloysius…

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