Woman Thou Art Loosed
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While Woman is a little less heavy-handed than other message movies, it still feels like an After School Special.

Mary Brennan
Seattle Times

A monochromatic melodrama.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... an enjoyable and competently made film that will appeal to secular-minded moviegoers as well as the choir.

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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle

As a film it plays like a heavy-handed morality tale one might come across on a middling cable network.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Woman boasts an unexpected edginess, as well as a terrific performance from Kimberly Elise.

Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

There is little to like about many of the hard characters we meet. Yet the film has a core generosity.

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LaTonya Taylor
Christianity Today

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.

Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Mister Caple
Riveting. Kimberly Elise's performance is electrifying to watch. Based on the book by the Rev. T.D. Jakes it is pure drama from start to finish!!

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