Movie Review: Doubt (2008)

Doubt is a powerful drama carried by the superb performances of the actors.

Not convinced? Four members of the cast have been nominated in three acting categories in the 2009 Oscars:  Meryl Streep (Best Actress), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Actor), Amy Adams (Best Supporting Actress), and Viola Adams (Best Supporting Actress).

The story is direct to the point: A parish priest is suspected by the head nun and principal of the parish school of inappropriate relations with an altar boy. The high-tension drama is pushed forward by the belief (or suspicion) of Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Streep) that Father Brendan Flynn (Hoffman), despite the lack of physical evidence. The beauty of the relatively simple story is that you, as a viewer, will ponder for the most part of the movie which character to believe, as if you were part of a jury.

The film is serious and heavy, thus if you are planning on watching this film, bring your critical thinking into the theater. Doubt is a must see for serious film buffs.

Rating: 4.5/5