Pope Francis - A Man of His Word Reviews

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June 17, 2019
This cinematic-celebration of the man doesn't ask enough questions.
April 3, 2019
Pope Francis - A Man of His Word will restore your faith in benevolence.
March 12, 2019
Even if [Wenders] direction feels more competent than brilliant, he deserves credit for making sure the film progresses with no topic redundancy or unnecessary delays.
February 13, 2019
Wenders offers very little scrutiny in general, leaving this documentary feeling more like an empty piece of propaganda offering nothing new.
October 18, 2018
Not only is there not enough storytelling in A Man of His Word, but the film is also quick to shy away from controversy.
October 11, 2018
Intended by Wenders to be a personal journey with the Pope, this documentary is more about what the man says that it is about who he is.
October 8, 2018
In the end, Pope Francis - A Man of His Word will turn out to be an enlightening documentary for laymen... but perhaps more conventional for all those familiar with the words and the work of this revolutionary spiritual guide. [Full review in Spanish]
October 8, 2018
Nobody can get angry with the Pope and his message, but the sobering audiovisual form that this work acquires irritates even the most believing of the spectators. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 29, 2018
Wim Wenders gets close to the Pope by pontificating through discourse. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 24, 2018
Only ever remains skin deep; the filmic equivalent of reading from the prayer book and listening to the sermon, rather than interrogating and internalising the words contained within.
August 22, 2018
It is foolishly unrealistic to expect Wenders to have made any kind of critical or challenging work. The issue is Wenders' inexplicable lack of interest in enriching or expanding the narrative we have come to learn of Pope Francis so far.
August 14, 2018
You do not have to be Christian, or even religious, to appreciate the man that is Pope Francis.
August 14, 2018
If you are in any doubt as to the impetus behind the project then look to its title. No film called A Man of his Word is going to draw much blood from the subject.
August 13, 2018
It's a gentle, generous-spirited tribute to the 266th supreme pontiff that captures much of the warmth and magnetism that have allowed him to bring his message of mercy to migrants and misfits everywhere.
August 13, 2018
Films such as these must show us the less-seen colours of a subject, and to this extent, Wenders succeeds.
August 9, 2018
Francis emerges as a charming, gracious figure but after a while, his words all start to blend together.
August 8, 2018
It's a maddening film because, ultimately, it seems sycophantic to, and unchallenging of, the papal institution and Catholicism themselves.
June 14, 2018
By refusing to judge, Pope Francis takes us all by the hand and leads us towards a vision of humanity that earns and deserves our pride. This could be the first meaningful step towards what we might dream we could be.
May 30, 2018
In service of this particular picture, though, it's best to set... cynicism aside.
May 25, 2018
Wenders uses director Errol Morris' famous Interrotron camera, which permits him to film the pope talking straight into the camera with unique intimacy.
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