**1/2 out of ****
(for thematic content and some disturbing violent images)
Released: December 13, 2019 in select theaters; December 20 on Netflix
Runtime: 126 minutes
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujin
My review of The Two Popes, for The Tulsa Voice. Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star, respectively, as Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis in an imagined conversation that takes place during the course of Benedict’s papacy.
A review excerpt:
“Pitting the conservative Benedict against the progressive Francis (Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, respectively), director Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God) sets their doctrinal differences into an ideological tête-à-tête, with a strong bias towards the latter…as audiences are denied a vibrant exchange of ideas that test existing assumptions about both sides.”
Playing in select theaters now, The Two Popes debuts on Netflix December 20, 2019.
To read my full review, click here.