“A feisty, passionate performance by the Irish actress Deirdre O’Kane gives the inspirational biopic “Noble” a serrated edge of defiance and gumption. Its subject, Christina Noble, is an Irish children’s rights activist and writer, who traveled to Ho Chi Minh City in 1989 and established a foundation that has set up more than 100 projects in Vietnam and Mongolia that provide protection, education and health care for more than 700,000 children and their families….
Ms. O’Kane’s brusque performance portrays Christina as a woman who acts on her principles and has little time for making nice. She is a compelling embodiment of the adage “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
“Noble” is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned) for violence and sexual situations.