The Magdalene Sisters
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The triumphant story of three extraordinary women whose courage to defy a century of injustice would inspire a nation! Abandoned by society and cast out by their families for crimes they did not commit, these women found themselves stripped of their liberty and dignity and condemned to indefinite sentences of manual labor. Within the church-run Magdalene Laundries, these women were forced into unbearable institutional servitude in order to cleanse themselves of the "sins" of which they had been accused.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 146
- Fresh: 132
- Rotten: 14
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This drama about a shocking reality from recent history balances a light touch with searing intensity and a sense of moral outrage.
Fresh: Mr. Mullan's fictional treatment of this subject in The Magdalene Sisters has much to commend.
Fresh: Watching the film, you can feel years of real pain. It feels more like gothic documentary than darkly limned fancy.
Fresh: A stirring, emotionally galvanizing film, not only due to its shattering subject matter but thanks to Mullan's spot-on eye for casting and fluid, uncoercive style.
It's the kind of movie I just want to watch over and over again. So great, one of my all time favorites. :)
Great character actor Peter Mullan has made a remarkable film in The Magdalene Sisters; I hope he directs more movies!
Makes you want to slap a nun.