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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Jamey Sheridan
Ethan Hawke
Chris Cooper.
Directors
Alex Gibney.
Screenwriters
Running Time
107 minutes

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
Aisle to the dark side


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Plot
Alex Gibney's documentary casts an unsparing eye over the abuse of vulnerable children by Catholic priests.


Review
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
That it’s uncomfortable, unpleasant and infuriating is only a reflection of how superbly Alex Gibney has constructed his documentary about child abuse in the Catholic Church and the lack of action to stop it. A horrifying story, boldly told.


Verdict
It may look like a documentary but Gibney's film is a horror film in every sense. Essential, uncomfortable viewing.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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