Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    November 1, 2012

    What the popular press said...

    "Isn’t so much scandalously bad as it is generic and dull."
    Charles Isherwood for NY Times

    "At the end of the day — and three hours — has blessed little to say. Talk about a trial."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News

    "Isn’t disastrous. It’s merely monotonous."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Carmello’s miracle work doesn’t extend to Gifford’s flimsy, expository musical."
    Suzy Evans for Back Stage

    "Despite its title, is remarkably tame"
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Unlikely to spark any hosannas."
    Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter

    "Carolee Carmello does everything she can to breathe life into this bio-musical of forgotten celeb Aimee Semple McPherson, aka Sister Aimee, but no amount of proselytizing is likely to convert Gothamites."
    Steven Suskin for Variety

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