Doubt


Doubt
Set during 1964, a turbulent time both for America and the Catholic Church, this drama plays out in a Catholic school in The Bronx, New York. In essence a battle between an older nun married to the old ways, and a younger priest keen to modernise things, the plot revolves around a question of did-he-or-didn't-he. A younger nun had witnessed what she considered inappropriate conduct between the priest and the only black student at the school. She reported this to the headmistress, who used it as a weapon in her fight with the priest. The film has garnered several award nominations.

103 minutes.
No persons under 13.
Detective/Mystery, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond, Audrie J. Neenan, Susan Blommaert
Director
John Patrick Shanley
ScreenplayJohn Patrick Shanley, from his play
MusicHoward Shore
CinematographyRoger Deakins, Matt Turve
EditingDane Collier, Ricardo Gonzalez, Dylan Tichenor
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2008
Produced byGoodspeed Productions, Scott Rudin Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexStrongly thematic
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconShanley succeeds in creating a sense of doubt that lingers even after the unintentionally less-than-shocking denouement.
13
The Citizen
Hlengiwe Mnguni quote iconAwards season hasn't been particularly kind to the film so far, but this should not justify any doubt about the genius and beauty of the whole production.
16
24.com
Finn Gregory quote iconIt's not a conventional Hollywood-type film, so don't go into it expecting a neat plot. To experience some formidable acting and writing, however, it's hard to top.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote icon''Doubt'' has exact and merciless writing, powerful performances and timeless relevance. It causes us to start thinking with the first shot, and we never stop. Think how rare that is in a film.
20
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconDoubt is an intellectually and emotionally exhausting and engrossing experience. It is drama of the highest caliber, shaped by words and characters and directed with a simplicity that stands in stark contrast to the complexity of the people and issues on screen.
20
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile there's little question that most critics and/or average viewers will likely accept what's offered without question (even if it makes them determine the final answer to what's presented), I just wish there were a little more nagging doubt at play in ''Doubt.''
13
Metacritic.com
36 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
168 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDoubt succeeds on the strength of its top-notch cast, who successfully guide the film through the occasional narrative lull.
18

What the People say

Internet
8360 Netizens quote iconDungeons and dragons.
16

Average .. 76%

15

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