Tuesday, March 31, 2009


“Picket Fences”, from the early 90s, is easily one of the best TV series that I have come across. And its core strength was to repeatedly come up with 2 convincing sides to a controversial situation, leaving the viewer to make his own decision on which side he belongs. I think that's what the writer/director of ‘Doubt’ attempts to achieve – Is it true beyond reasonable doubt that Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character is guilty of the crime alleged by The Sisters? But the director/writer focuses solely on actor performances to convey the heavy guilt like feeling that Doubt creates – but failing in the overall objective as the plot lacks solidity. The performances were quite good overall – Hoffman was solid and reinforces his position amongst the best around.

Rating: * * +

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wenerd said...