Philomena (2013)

Directors:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan

Actors:

Charlie Murphy, Cathy Belton, Kate Fleetwood, Charissa Shearer, Nika McGuigan, Rachel Wilcock

Synopsis:

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
  • Drama
  • Reviews 5
  • Highest Rating 90
  • Lowest Rating 55
  • Average Rating 77
80

Philomena (2013)

On paper this seemed dry and I only watched it because Coogan was in, but the story is truly captivating and Judi Dench is absolutely perfect.
September 19, 2015
80

Philomena (2013)

This was a pretty enjoyable watch, but i wouldn't have given it a best pic nod. Still - Coogan is impressive and it was great to see his comedic acumen poking out throughout the otherwise serious story.
March 16, 2014
90

Philomena (2013)

Delightful is a great word for this film. I'm amazed at the whole production. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to watch. Truly moving. Love JD, such details in her performance. Much better than expected. Recommended.
February 20, 2014
78

Philomena (2013)

Delightful. This (true) story is remarkable, but the best part of the film is watching Coogan and Dench get to know each other. Some parts are a little predictable, and they focus a little too much on the evil nuns, but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
January 19, 2014