L' Ora di Religione (Il Sorriso di Mia Madre) (The Religion Hour) (My Mother's Smile) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

L' Ora di Religione (Il Sorriso di Mia Madre) (The Religion Hour) (My Mother's Smile) Reviews

May 12, 2006
Enigmatic and mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2005
An artful look at religious hypocrisy, interfamily dynamics and the way people wrestle with personal history long after the original events are over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2005
It's a bit of a mess but strong stuff nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2005
Exceptionally handsome, somber film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 20, 2005
It is a riveting, rich portrait of an atheist who thinks he's resistant to faith but may be in the throes of a feverish conversion.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 20, 2005
In the central role, Castellitto's powerfully focused performance manages to keep the complex drama grounded.
February 11, 2005
Far from a blasphemy, My Mother's Smile is the story of one man's journey back to belief.
February 11, 2005
An edgy drama unwinds with an emotional letdown.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 10, 2005
A richly rewarding film for the discerning audience.
February 8, 2005
Uncannily beautiful and deeply humanist.
November 4, 2003
Marco Bellocchio's expansive, memorable film floats and plummets like a box kite in a storm on drafts of melodrama, mysticism and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 4, 2002
The movie never gives us much reason to sympathize with its hero's plight.