Lives of the Saints (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lives of the Saints (2004)




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A young boy's innocence is shattered when his mother enters into an elicit affair with a mysterious blue-eyed stranger in a two-part, four hour miniseries directed by Jerry Ciccoritti and starring Academy Award-winner Sophia Loren. Vittorio Innocente is a typical young boy from the tiny Italian village of Valle del Sole. When Vittorio's youthful innocence is shattered by his mother's enigmatic boyfriend, the youngster is compelled to shed light on the mystery of his mother's past by piecing together her remarkable story one chapter at a time. As he does so, Vittorio gradually learns of the centuries-old superstitions that continue to influence the actions of the naïve villagers, and gains greater insight than ever into the true nature of humanity. Though the hypocrisy, fears, and maliciousness he discovers in the centuries-old village soon leads Vittorio to discover the truth about his mother, those very same discoveries also threaten to unravel the very foundation of his safely sheltered world.


Sophia Loren
as Teresa Innocente
Sabrina Ferilli
as Christina Innocente
Fab Filippo
as Vittorio Innocente
Jessica Paré
as Rita Amherst
Nick Mancuso
as Mario Innocente
Kris Kristofferson
as Matthew Bok
Michael A. Miranda
as Alfredo Innocente
Kate Trotter
as Mrs. Amherst
Stephanie Ann Mills
as Elena Amherst
Flavio Pacilli
as Young Vittorio
Joseph Marrese
as Teen Vittorio
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Critic Reviews for Lives of the Saints

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Ambitious and beguiling.

January 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

dares, from the unlikely vantage of Britain's criminal underworld, to look heavenwards - and, in its darkly pessimistic way, to see nothing there.

June 19, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As painfully hypnotic as watching a religious zealot ranting in the street and carrying a banner proclaiming the second coming.

January 28, 2007 | Full Review…

Comes across as an obscure Renaissance play which has been badly modernised.

January 28, 2007 | Full Review…

Not every turn in the story is well judged, but what's more damaging is that the film's general aura is not sufficiently powerful.

January 28, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The moral of this well-shot but grossly uneven film is obviously that, once you get what you want, you may well find either that you don't want it, or that devastating complications can ensue.

January 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

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