Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Hanson
    80
    This isn't a story about how thousands of youths were betrayed by the institution that was supposed to protect them; this is a bruising chronicle of how one life was damaged nearly to the point of ruin.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    80
    A powerful and damning look at the long-term impact of sexual abuse.
  3. 75
    Puts a face on the clerical sex scandals rocking the Roman Catholic Church.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Like so many true stories, Comes' lacks the clarity and comforting resolution of fiction
  5. 70
    Perhaps because the trial hits so many delays and roadblocks, Twist Of Faith doesn't gather much dramatic momentum, though there's something to be said for the emotional grind of running in place.
  6. 70
    Director Kirby Dick (Derrida) shapes the movie in such a way as to leave everyone flummoxed.
  7. Reviewed by: Shawn Hubler
    70
    It's a demanding film but one filled with important truths about humanity in all its denominations.
  8. 60
    Doesn't offer much new in the way of news or analysis. What it does offer is inspiration from an unlikely source, via an unsparing look at one such victim.

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