The Magdalene Sisters

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Released 2002

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Director:
Peter Mullan
Released:
2002
Rating:
R
In Ireland, four women are sent to the Madgalene Sisterhoood Asylum.

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Graced with performers who bring a purity of emotion to their work, the film is always dramatically convincing. There is a fundamental air of truth about it, a sense that, horrific...

  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The Magdalene Sisters would be too painful to watch if it didn't have a silver lining. Suffice it to say that it is possible to fly over this religious cuckoo's nest and remain fre...

  • 80

    Variety David Rooney

    Mullan's increased maturity as a director is evident in his skill at manipulating light and dark dramatic tones, and shifting between moods of anger and plaintive melancholy.

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    Adult, Psychological, Historical