over 4 years
Theater-like 2-dimensional direction minimizes the potential for electrifying tension.
almost 5 years
Masterfully crafted and wonderfully acted, Doubt plays perfectly on your suspicions.
over 5 years
There's a key sense of realism all through film. Stern, coherent. Crafty cinematography.
over 6 years
8/10 left me in Doubt, For real
Doubt is a 2008 film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning fictional stage play Doubt: A Parable. Written and directed by Shanley and produced by Scott Rudin, the film stars Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis. It premiered on October 30, 2008 at the AFI Fest before being distributed by Miramax Films in limited release on December 12, 2008 and in a wide release on Christmas Day.
The film's four main actors were heavily praised for their acting, and all of them were nominated for Oscars at the 81st Academy Awards. Viola Davis received her first nomination and Amy Adams received her second nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Philip Seymour Hoffman received his second nomination of Best Supporting Actor, and third overall, while Meryl Streep received her outstanding twelfth nomination for Best Actress and her fifteenth overall.
Set in 1964 at a Catholic church in the Bronx, New York, the film opens with Father Flynn...