|Miramax Films | Release Date: August 1, 2003||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
See The Magdalene Sisters for its own sake; the performances alone are inspirational. But see it too as an example of how powerful a feature film still can be in the hands of an impassioned filmmaker.
Why was this film made after the homes had already been abolished? One reason, hardly trifling, is that it was made excellently. Thematically, however, it stings -- as a reminder that Catholicism is only one religion that is dominated by males and that this domination is proprietary. Read full review
Nobody does shrewishness better than McEwan. [8 August 2003, p. 84]
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