Joe Bender’s review published on Letterboxd:
Surprisingly good. Philomena might not be the most inspired choice from this year's Oscar nominees for Best Picture, but it's still a very good film. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan give great performances. Especially Dench, it's hard not to get emotionally invested in Philomena's story when Dench makes her so likeable and adds so much heart to the story.