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The Secret Scripture

2016, drama

108 minutes

The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and 30s.

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6.3

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Country

Ireland

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5.0

2017-12-14

Despite excellent filming and a well-crafted atmosphere of claustrophobic confinement, this film struggles to rise above a mediocre melodrama. Read more

8.0

2017-06-03

Rooney Mara's on-screen magnetism lends itself perfectly to Roseanne McNulty in one of the performances of the year so far. Read more

7.5

2017-03-23

A small scaled character drama that delivers exactly what you’d expect. Read more

5.0

2017-03-05

The Secret Scripture plays a lot like some old Hollywood melodrama that might turn up on TV on a Sunday afternoon, but those movies were immaculately crafted with taut storytelling, something Sheridan's movie can't claim. Read more

6.0

2016-09-21

The Secret Scripture does what it can with the given material. It certainly cannot be considered as an ambitious project with the aim to target wider audience, however, it’s still worthwhile seeing as it is never boring, and that I can certainly assure you of. Read more

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