The Flowers of St Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio) (Francis, God's Jester) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Flowers of St Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio) (Francis, God's Jester) Reviews

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May 6, 2013
Austerely glorious; what's seen confronts what's felt. 63 years on, Rossellini's vision of St Francis offers a humble Catholicism at stark odds with the reality of the Church's ruling elite today.
August 24, 2006
one of the cinema's loveliest spiritual explorations
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2006
Pious and earthy, crude and artful, filled with pithy religious lessons but devoid of moralizing.
Read More | Original Score: A-
July 13, 2006
A timeless treat.
March 25, 2006
Thanks to the simplicity of its filming and the sympathetic musical score Renzo Rossellini has affixed, it sends one forth from the theatre feling kindlier towards his fellow man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 5, 2006
Rossellini shows a great compassion and humor for the friars.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 24, 2005
a small film from a self-proclaimed atheist illustrates spiritual truths far more profoundly than more widely screened spectacles
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 20, 2005
Though Roberto Rossellini's Francesco, giullare di Dio...tells stories of a Roman Catholic saint, it should not be branded merely as a religious film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 12, 2005
a film for the faithful
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 9, 2005
The theme is less the simplicity of religion than the religiosity of simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 31, 2005
Rossellini's film has an uncomplicated charm and an effortless beauty.
December 7, 2004
A delightfully simple film, as much a tribute to the spirit of humane curiosity in which the film was made as to the heritage of spirituality that is its transcendent theme.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
April 25, 2001
Rossellini's buoyant 1950 masterpiece is a glorious hallucination of perfect harmony between man and nature.
July 22, 2005
Read More | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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