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Doubt

Let us prey: John Patrick Shanley's 'Doubt' presents Meryl Streep as a monster of moral certainty

Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in ''Doubt,'' based on the award-winning play. Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in ''Doubt,'' based on the award-winning play. (Andrew Schwartz/Miramax Film Corp.)
By Wesley Morris
Globe Staff / December 12, 2008

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"Doubt," John Patrick Shanley's award-winning play about a nun, a priest, and the unseemly accusation that puts them at each other's throats, has been reimagined for the movies. Now it's full of thunderclaps, autumnal blasts of wind, and the terrifying facial expressions of Meryl Streep, who is otherwise cloaked to her chin in black vestments. (Full article: 748 words)

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