CinemaCl🎃wn’s review published on Letterboxd:
Philomena tells the true life story of Philomena Lee & covers her 50 years long search for her son. Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan in the roles of Philomena & journalist Martin Sixsmith, respectively, who both deliver brilliant performances, the film does most things right but still the plot isn't as strongly structured to keep the viewers' interest invested in the story throughout its runtime plus it's slowly paced as well which can invite in a little boredom for some.
Technically, the film is wonderfully photographed, shot at beautiful locations, deftly written & nicely directed. On an overall scale, Philomena is a finely crafted motion picture that narrates a true life incident quite dramatically & features very convincing performances from its cast but in the end, it just didn't live up to my expectations. It's not disappointing, but it's not great either. Worth a watch? Yes. Deserves a watch at least once.