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August 21, 2016
The title character is played very 'camp' and there's a lot of humour in this film because of it. The higher billed actors share a broody love story and it takes a while for the group to reach their martyrdom day which is the crux of the film. It's all very watchable though.
½ January 4, 2015
A good movie based on the play of the same name
January 8, 2012
Well, it's fairly overwrought, preachy, and inappropriately silly but I suppose it's still a fun watch.
Super Reviewer
½ September 10, 2011
The production design and direction are unimaginative but this is loaded with wonderful performances from both the American actors as well as the great cast of English thespians who have a wonderful time with Shaw's witty dialogue.
November 18, 2010
Super-gentle, super-beautiful, super-strong Christians, full of super good humor. In other words, totally unlike Christians today. But surely the early Christians became Christians because they were so miserable, so used to suffering. And surely the Romans never gave them so many opportunities not to be martyred. But the ending is pleasant enough, except for the tripe about compromise/prudence (though the synthesis may well be the Christians corrupting Rome, and Rome corrupting the Christians--indeed, the only already synthesized/compromised Roman/Christian here is the only character killed off, and in neither Roman nor Christian fashion).
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