Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Image
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  • Summary: This film tells the story of Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times. It's a story of struggle and tragedy, and the greatest of all romances -- the story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary soul. (Luke Films)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Thérese unfolds with the sunlight-and-daffodils piety of a Sunday school slide show.
  2. Does offer a few deeply felt moments.
  3. 50
    The devout will no doubt enjoy this picturesque dramatization of an inspirational story many have known since childhood; others may understandably expect something more.
  4. 40
    Artistry is not the inevitable outcome, and fluffy costumes and French location shoots are the only production elements that don't seem wholly amateurish.
  5. Has the spiritual and emotional depth of a Hallmark card.
  6. 25
    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.
  7. Her mortal story seems one of sadness rather than inspiration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. EricS.
    Dec 22, 2005
    10
    Amazing movie, Saint Therese sets a great example of how to love God, and how to get to Heaven.
  2. KennethD.
    May 19, 2006
    10
    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 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. Expand

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