Owen Gleiberman
August 15, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Magdalene Sisters

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
119 minutes
Limited Release Date
08/01/03
performer
Anne-Marie Duff, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Geraldine McEwan, Eileen Walsh
director
Peter Mullan
distributor
Miramax
author
Peter Mullan
genre
Drama

We gave it an A

A fearless and powerful drama about the Magdalene Asylums, in which clear-eyed Irish lasses were subjected to torments worthy of a fascist regime. Peter Mullan’s film may be a high-toned women’s-prison picture, but it grasps the inherent theater of cruelty.

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