Doubt Review

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Doubt won't break any box office records. That's for sure.

The movie is too serious for these dark times, as it focuses on issues such as morality and religion.

Sister James Photo

But for those in the market for a well-acted, well-crafted take on a few relevant issues in society, we recommend the Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman film.

All the performances are top notch, as writer/director John Patrick Shanley even adapts the Sister James character to Amy Adams' unique traits, similar to the characters she played in Junebug, Enchanted and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

Don't overlook this adorable star, as she brings levity to an otherwise very serious movie.

The film moves swiftly at just over an hour and a half, almost as though those behind it knew that you can only shove religion and rumors pedophilia down the throats of viewers for so long.

While the third act of the movie is especially dark, what else would you expect from a film whose topics include these issues? One watches Doubt for two of the best actors of their generation, along with fans of the award-winning play that want to see how it translate to the big screen.

Overall, the emotional and ideological thrust of Doubt remains intact until the final frame; it emerges as a fascinating vehicle, one that ought to pick up numerous awards this spring.

Doubt Review

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Doubt Quotes

Father Flynn: I can fight you.
Sister Aloysius: You will lose.

Father Flynn: You haven't the slightest proof of anything!
Sister Aloysius: But I have my certainty.

Doubt Review

Doubt won't break any box office records. That's for sure. The movie is too serious for these dark times, as it focuses on issues such as...

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