Thursday, January 29, 2009


Title: Doubt
Directed by: John Patrick Shanley
Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Alice Drummond
Genres: Drama, Religion, Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hour.44 minutes
Release Date: December 12th, 2008 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Review: I've heard many great things about this film. That along with the incredible cast made my expectations skyrocket. However, I will admit, I was a bit worried since with great expectations, also come great disappointment, but 'Doubt' delivers; it really is every bit as good as rumor has made it out to be. I am a huge fan of Mr. Seymour Hoffman, and he was indeed great in this film (as was Amy Adams & the rest of the cast), but it is Meryl Streep who really shines here. The woman is absolutely brilliant, and her performance alone makes this one worth the 1 hr. 44 minutes of your life.
Also, hat's off to the director, Mr. Shanley, who showed amazing restraint in not giving away more than he should have; this one will have you guessing long after the credits are done. All in all, a great film that comes highly recommended.

Grade: 8.5

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