Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Does offer a few deeply felt moments.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The devout will no doubt enjoy this picturesque dramatization of an inspirational story many have known since childhood; others may understandably expect something more.
  3. Thérese unfolds with the sunlight-and-daffodils piety of a Sunday school slide show.
  4. 40
    Skip the movie, stay home, read the book and say three Hail Marys.
  5. Although decently acted and well-crafted, Thérèse is essentially an illustrated Sunday school lecture for true believers. It comes across as more an exercise in determined piety.
  6. Reviewed by: Ned Martel
    Artistry is not the inevitable outcome, and fluffy costumes and French location shoots are the only production elements that don't seem wholly amateurish.
  7. Has the spiritual and emotional depth of a Hallmark card.
  8. Reviewed by: Ellen Fox
    Therese's story would work better as a marionette show than on the big screen. The camera is best at picking up subtleties, and there are simply none here.
  9. Her mortal story seems one of sadness rather than inspiration.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. KennethD.
    May 19, 2006
    How one could see this and not be touched is beyond my comprehension. This is a wonderful movie, well cast, well directed & true to the life of St. Therese. Kudos to all who helped bring this to the screen. Full Review »
  2. EricS.
    Dec 22, 2005
    Amazing movie, Saint Therese sets a great example of how to love God, and how to get to Heaven.