Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (26 of 28)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 226,719 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 28
Philomena [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Judi Dench
Philomena [DVD] DVD ~ Judi Dench
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
I feel I have to respond to Jude's profoundly offensive review of Philomena. Having read Martin Sixsmith's book and watched the film upon which it is based, I am frankly appalled that anybody should dismiss the film as a 'pile of pathetic anti-Catholic propaganda'. If the reviewer could bear to accept that the story is based on fact s/he would surely acknowledge, as many Catholics do, that the church has a case to answer, not least for its systemic cruelty to young women in its care and its wilful denial of information to those to whom it could have brought such comfort. The film reveals a simple but thwarted journey of discovery, albeit one that does raise issues regarding the past conduct… Read more

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