Mrs. Soffel
Mrs. Soffel (1984)

Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 26, 1984
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

In "Mrs. Soffel," director Gillian Armstrong is so enthralled with her feminist message that she never lets her story breathe.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

a very strange and maddening movie, being a fascinating tale that's nowhere as provocative as it first promises to be and as the reputations of everyone connected with it might lead you to expect.

Christopher Null

True stories don't get much steamier.

Derek Adams
Time Out

handsomely mounted period piece, but can't shake off a certain air of good manners

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

An unusual love story and a religious film about grace and forgiveness.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

didn't for one moment convince me that these were real people, acting from the bottom of their hearts.

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Film4 Staff

The outcome is predictable, and the prospectively livelier second half never breaks free from the torpor of the prison scenes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
I saw this Movie very long time ago. I was so fascinated of the movie. It is tiny bit dark for my test.
Anthony Valletta
Good performances, slow script.

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