The Most Hated Woman in America

The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.


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  • ★★★½ review by Aaron King on Letterboxd

    A film that has a talented set of actors and actresses to choose from but it never goes into much detail of their lives. Melissa Leo is always great in everything she is in and she excels at being a person who has convictions but later lets money corrupt her.

  • ★★★★ review by Katinka on Letterboxd

    I've never heard of this woman or this case (being from Europe and all) but I'm a sucker for everything true crime related and agnostic so this is definitely a movie for me!

    I'll probably go and edit this review to make it a proper one with a plot tease and all that but right now I'm really excited and have to read the true story about her to see if the movie matches up...

  • ★★★½ review by Cleisson Alves on Letterboxd


    É incrível como os caras se esforçam pra evitar qualquer tipo de progresso social. Apesar de eu achar que devia ter mais luta e menos sequestro, ainda ~curti em demasia


  • ★★★½ review by Jim Puliafico on Letterboxd

    A dramatization of the true story of Madelyn Murray O'Hair, the atheist activist and founder/leader of the American Atheists organization. The movie centers on her founding of her organization and the bizarro true story of her disappearance in 1995. With another great performance by Melissa Leo (as O'Hair), this film has some shaky script elements, varies wildly in tone keeping viewers off balance, but is still an interesting chronicle of her strange/tragic life, especially if you don't know her story going in. B

  • ★★★★ review by Daniel Louro on Letterboxd

    I was unaware of this woman's story but as an atheist myself I was compeled to see this and was pleasantly surprised.

    Although it looks too much like a TV movie (well, it is) all performances are great and the tone works both as a comedy and drama. Except the wigs. They are not that great.

    It's on Netflix so check it out.

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