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Doubt – Review


In mid 1960s New York, Sister Aloysius (Streep) is the principal at a very strict Catholic school. Father Flynn (Seymour Hoffman) is the much-admired priest, who oversees the religious development of the pupils – as well as teaches them PE lego ninjago shadow of ronin for free.
When one of his altar boys, Donald (Foster) is caught a little the worse for wear on altar wine, he’s removed from the role and his mother (Davis) is called in to see the principal Download photos with icloud for windows.
Sister Aloysius thinks there’s rather more going on than meets the eye.
She has no doubt that Father Flynn has been getting Donald drunk on altar wine and then doing – well – whatever Catholic priests do to drunk altar boys icloud iphone backup herunterladen.
Sister Aloysius begins a campaign to bring Father Flynn to justice and remove him from his position, despite the doubts of her more trusting junior teacher, Sister James (Adams) avast free antivirus kostenlos downloaden vollversion.


This is, to a large extent, an acting masterclass. Streep and Seymour Hoffman don’t put a foot wrong, as their characters battle verbally across the principal’s office why can't I download videos from facebook. Their Oscar nominations are richly deserved. As are those of Adams and Davis, who offer impressive supporting performances.
But the film doesn’t jump off the screen – as presented, it belongs more on a stage and the subject matter feels tired – it’s hardly surprising to find a situation where a Catholic priest is accused of abusing young boys and there’s disagreement among those around him about whether he’s guilty or not instagram herunterladen.
Perhaps the only original element in this telling of the story is the reaction of the mother of the boy in question – in a heart-wrenching turn from Davis herunterladen.
But with neither of the key characters being particularly sympathetic, the film doesn’t grab you emotionally – in fact, it rather leaves you cold herunterladen.

opens nationwide 6th February 2009

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