Pope John Paul II (2005)
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as Karol Wojtyla
as Pope John Paul II
as Archbishop Sapieha
as Agostino Casaroli
as Cardinal Wyszynski
as Navarro Valls
as Cardinal Konig
as Kysztof Zachuta
as Lech Walesa
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Audience Reviews for Pope John Paul II
Got a little slow and boring at times but all in all a good recreation of the interesting life of the Pope. Jon Voight did an awesome job! Oh and I'm the 22nd person to rate this movie. Awesome.
Endless movie, and I ended up knowing a lot more about Pope John Paul II than I cared to. I was getting bored about halfway through. Perhaps Catholics would benefit much more watching the film, but boring is boring. It does have a nice production, the acting is pretty good, otherwise not much else to the film.
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