Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about "Novitiate" is the even-handedness with which it treats religion in general and 1960s Catholicism in particular.
Although a little too long, this bottled adrenaline delivers the kind of jolt that will excite action/samurai fans.
Boasts a lighter tone but regurgitates the basic story of every other superhero team-up.
A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.
A tonal disaster – an awkward and ineffective attempt to blend dark comedy with social commentary.
The interminable setup and unfocused ending bookend an otherwise engaging experience.
For the most part, this is a well-formed tale of pain and tragedy about men who give up everything and get little in return.
Has to be engaged on its own level – and that’s a challenging place in which to be processing a film this unconventional.