3 Stars · Movie Review

Doubt By John Patrick Shanley

Doubt teaser poster


Directed By: John Patrick Shanley

Release Date 12 Jan 2008

Genre: Mystery, Drama

Rating: 3 Stars

About the Movie:

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through Sister Aloysius’ (Meryl Streep) St. Nicholas school. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic priest, is advocating reform of the school’s strict customs, and the first black student has just been accepted. When a fellow nun (Amy Adams) tells Sister Aloysius that Father Flynn may be paying too much personal attention to the student, Sister Aloysius begins a personal crusade against the priest — despite her lack of evidence.


I feel the book and the movie were on point with each other. Which is not very surprising since the book itself was a play, the only difference between the two is there was more to the movie since the author was able to add more cast members than there were in the book.

I found the movie to be a bit dry. I feel it just dragged on, I found it to be boring too. I liked the book. I liked reading the book. I don’t know why I found the movie to be boring, I mean they had great actors in the movie. Maybe, since it followed the book right on point there was not much to the movie. I mean the movie was basically word for word on the book.

Maybe reading a play then watching the movie was a bad idea? I don’t know. It was with this book. I watched 1 of the bonus scenes after the movie and found that to be more interesting than the movie itself. If anything I would re-rent the movie to watch more of the bonus scenes to learn more about the movie.

I also reviewed the book Doubt you can see the review by clicking the book name.


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