The Letters

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  • Summary: Mother Teresa, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is considered one of the greatest humanitarians of modern times. Her selfless commitment changed hearts, lives and inspired millions throughout the world. The Letters, as told through personal letters she wrote over the last 40 years ofMother Teresa, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is considered one of the greatest humanitarians of modern times. Her selfless commitment changed hearts, lives and inspired millions throughout the world. The Letters, as told through personal letters she wrote over the last 40 years of her life, reveal a troubled and vulnerable woman who grew to feel an isolation and an abandonment by God. The story is told from the point of view of a Vatican priest charged with the task of investigating acts and events following her death. He recounts her life’s work, her political oppression, her religious zeal and her unbreakable spirit. [Freestyle Releasing] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Dec 3, 2015
    70
    A biopic about Mother Teresa could have easily been a self-important slog, yet William Riead's The Letters proves a stirring and absorbing if not quite definitive drama.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Dec 1, 2015
    50
    A movie that won’t convert anyone, a film for the faithful who want to believe nothing but the best about Mother Teresa. Real life is rarely cut and dry, and dramatically flat, as this.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Dec 3, 2015
    42
    The Letters feels dutiful, not artful.
  4. Reviewed by: Godfrey Cheshire
    Dec 4, 2015
    25
    A drama in which belief is reduced to well-meaning but inert treacle.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Dec 3, 2015
    20
    Opting for dutiful, reverent beatification over flesh-and-blood characterizations (or insights), the film is merely a clunky primer on how poor storytelling can make even the grandest of figures seem small.
  6. Reviewed by: Serena Donadoni
    Dec 1, 2015
    20
    Riead's reverential portrait belies Teresa's thorny complexities and turns her into a single-minded proponent of work hard, pray hard.
  7. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Nov 24, 2015
    10
    It’s as punishingly dull as Sunday-school homework — and just as unnecessary.

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