Woman Thou Art Loosed
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Woman Thou Art Loosed
After shooting her abusive stepfather, Reggie, at a church revival, an ex-stripper and crack addict-turned-honest-citizen, named Michelle, confesses the motives of her crime to a Bishop while she sits on Death Row. Michelle's tale draws the story of a young, damaged woman attempting overcome painful demons--the memories of abuse and molestation that she suffered at the hands of her "Uncle" Reggie and the abyss of drugs, prostitution and incarceration that she fell into as a result. Michelle's mother Cassie, who remains conflicted, vacillates between truth and denial of her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"A monochromatic melodrama."
‑ Mary Brennan, Seattle Times
"It is more a public service announcement than a movie, but it has to be more useful to its audience than a summer blockbuster offering Halle Berry's tips on how to use a bullwhip."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"... an enjoyable and competently made film that will appeal to secular-minded moviegoers as well as the choir."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"A very interesting, if not always successful drama that is also part revivalist sermon."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The talented players work hard to sell it, but all too often Woman is over-intellectualized and self-consciously arty."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"As a film it plays like a heavy-handed morality tale one might come across on a middling cable network."
‑ John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"Woman boasts an unexpected edginess, as well as a terrific performance from Kimberly Elise."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"As with a good sermon, it is engaging, and strives to inspire and provide food for thought. Audiences going in knowing what to expect shouldn't be disappointed."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"while director Michael Schultz's work is unsubtle...it's guaranteed to find a sympathetic audience, much in the same way Jakes' plainspoken sermons connect with his followers."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"For all the tough-minded talk and frank portraits of inner-city life... the film is not altogether convincing."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"There is little to like about many of the hard characters we meet. Yet the film has a core generosity."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The film raises the questions it hopes churches will answer. It's clearly designed to open discussion on these questions, and to encourage churches to discuss sexual abuse."
‑ LaTonya Taylor, Christianity Today
"It sounds like a rather overt Christian message, but the film is actually more of a cautionary melodrama with religious sermons sprinkled in between the various scenes"
‑ Sean McBride, Sean the Movie Guy
"A case of preaching to the choir."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Unlike many films with Christian agendas, this one doesn't sweep ugliness under the rug."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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