Movie Review The Two Popes (12A)
Monday, 23 December 2019 | Admin
The Two Popes (12A)
2hr 5mins, Biographical, Comedy Drama.
Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Writer: Anthony McCarten
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujín
IMDB User Rating 7.7/10
Metascore (Critics) Rating 7.5/10
Not what I imagined at all and I'm sure many will balk at the simplistic at times comedic way this fictional telling of the story of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) who is a radical reformer and the conservative Joseph Ratzinger who became Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) in 2005.
The two heavyweight actors help to carry this simple film through and although the back story can at times touch upon serious issues in the past, it never gets too bogged down in the political goings on and seriousness of these situations.
It is basically the story of two old men who despite their religious beliefs are from very different backgrounds and have very opposite ideals get together to accept each other for what they are.
A nice easy watch that scratches the surface to just simply entertain the audience.
MGN Rating 6.5/10