Pope Francis - A Man of His Word Reviews

June 17, 2019
This cinematic-celebration of the man doesn't ask enough questions.
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 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 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 8, 2018
It's a maddening film because, ultimately, it seems sycophantic to, and unchallenging of, the papal institution and Catholicism themselves.
May 18, 2018
How well can you really know a Pope, anyway? In "A Man of His Word," the answer is elusive.
May 17, 2018
One gets the feeling that the director is too star-struck to provide anything deeper than a surface-level examination of the man and his papacy.
May 17, 2018
One gets the sense that Wim Wenders, whether of his own volition or at the urging of others, is perpetually walking on eggshells, only tossing the pope the type of softball questions that he can effortlessly knock out of the park.
May 17, 2018
Make no mistake, time spent in the company of this pope is a soothing balm and time well spent. However, there is a sense that Wenders shies away from probing difficult subjects, and avoids the historical continuum of Pope Francis' position...
May 15, 2018
Those hoping for a candid portrait of the man beneath the cassock will be sorely disappointed.
May 14, 2018
Access to the great man has clearly been provided with an undertaking not to challenge, not even to ask questions, in the normal interview sense.