|Written by Laura Humphreys|
|Friday, 06 February 2009 00:00|
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Priests fiddle kiddies, apparently. And Nuns know this. Nuns are eternally suspicious of said Priests and are eager to catch their perverted little mits in the communion wafer basket. But Nun-judgement is clouded by their status as second class citizens in the patriarchal Catholic Church. So can you trust the Nuns? Can you trust the priests? Is it right to act to save a child on suspicion alone? Is it wrong to favour one child over many if they are in need of your help?
Did all that hearsay, conjecture and constant questioning confuse you? Do you feel cheated that no real explanation for anything was given? If you answer "yes" to either of those questions, then avoid this film. If you can't handle the uncertainty of that little intro, Doubt's chronic inconclusiveness about everything (except the fact that Nuns are scary) will upset you enough to commit violent acts in the carpark of your local cinematheque. Which is very unbecoming.