Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna) Reviews

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times
March 11, 2015
Avoid this insipid rendering of the early life of St Francis of Assisi.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
March 11, 2015
Soft-focus spiritual gunk.

TV Guide
March 11, 2015
A pretentious bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
March 11, 2015
Zeffirelli's work looks like a Sunday-school coloring book: everything is glowingly photogenic, including poverty, and leprosy.
Clancy Sigel
The Spectator
March 11, 2015
Extraordinarily, Zeffirelli has made a beautiful and simple film.
Emanuel Levy
August 21, 2012
In Zeffirelli's visually beautiful tale, the hero is perceived as a prototype hippie, and so the music is by Donovan.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Franco Zeffirelli has utilized a style of simple elegance, befitting both the period and the subject.
Steve Crum
November 1, 2008
Way overwrought Zeffirelli work, pretty much lost since its debut in 1973.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ron Reed
Christianity Today
September 11, 2006
The most serious problem with this film is its softness, that sentimentality Zeffirelli is often accused of.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Avoid at all costs.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Zeffirelli has made a big, absurd doodad, a movie that confuses simplicity with simple-mindedness and that makes saintliness look like an extreme form of Asian flu.
Erich Kuersten
November 11, 2004
With its brilliant cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri and cast of pretty faces, the film is like a painting come to life.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Brother Sun, Sister Moon is a big, limp Valentine of a movie, filled with an excess of sweetness and light. What a shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2004
It's hard to imagine the pair actually fell in love to the strains of 70s songwriting icon Donovan.
Mark R. Leeper
March 17, 2004
It is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Just about any frame of the film, blown up, could make a beautiful poster for the film.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 6, 2003
beautiful and nicely framed photography from northern Italy...not enough to overcome an inane script, inept acting, and Donovan's syrupy music
Full Review | Original Score: D
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 1, 2002
Presents an inspiring and edifying portrait of St. Francis's spiritual practice of devotion and his humble life of service.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 30, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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