The Two Popes

The Two Popes is a two-hour slog and predictable bio-pic that refuses to enlighten us. I had high hopes as the film began with a bang up opening as the mechanism for electing a pope was portrayed. But as the focal point delved into the relationship between Anthony Hopkins (Pope Benedict) and Jonathan Pryce (future Pope Francis), a dreary flat and surface only writing/direction took hold. Hopkins and Pryce do their best to keep us engaged but they are undone as the film drags to an emotionless ending. Pryce is the key reason for seeing this film but unfortunately his performance becomes one-note. A few moments of humor fail to make the “Two Popes” human.

The Two Popes | Official Trailer | Netflix – YouTube

The Two Popes – Wikipedia

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s