Pope Francis - A Man of His Word Reviews

May 23, 2018
[Pope Francis: A Man of His Word] is genuinely inspirational, and these days that counts for something.
May 18, 2018
His sincerity offers an alluring catharsis, a hope-by-proxy. We don't have to believe, just as long as we can believe that he believes.
May 18, 2018
A non-denominational sermon, under the cinematic care of an artist first, Pope Francis fanboy second.
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
While the film is best for fans of the cloth, non-Catholics, too, will gain insight into one of the most prominent leaders in the world.
May 17, 2018
It slyly dispenses with that old canard that we must know the artist intimately to feel moved, humbled and astonished by his art.
May 17, 2018
Whether he's washing the feet of prisoners in America, visiting sick children in Africa, or praying with hurricane victims in Asia, Pope Francis doesn't merely preach empathy, responsibility, and accountability, he lives it.
May 17, 2018
This film may not bring in many converts but its central subject, Pope Francis, is nonetheless a personable and persuasive presence.
May 17, 2018
"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" offers audiences a thoroughly engrossing portrait of one of the most beloved and galvanizing figures of the 21st century...
May 17, 2018
In his affect and attitude, he's refreshingly free of bluster. And it's almost unbelievable that a man of his power and prestige insists on maintaining such a modest lifestyle.
May 17, 2018
So much of our public discourse now is about making ourselves sound bigger and better than we are, while belittling others who think differently. Here is one of the most powerful people in the world going in the opposite direction.
May 17, 2018
The interview sections are fascinating, and scenes of the pope's travels, during which he frequently washes the feet of those who come to him, are moving.
May 17, 2018
"A Man of His Word" honors and celebrates the shock of a man of God who would rather make this life better than hand out empty promises about the next.
May 16, 2018
No warts-and-all look at Francis' papacy, but rather emphasizes his humanity and humility. Those personal qualities and his words are sources of hope In this politically fraught and fevered age.
May 15, 2018
Those hoping for a candid portrait of the man beneath the cassock will be sorely disappointed.
May 15, 2018
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word frequently feels like a crucial document of our time and essential non-fiction film-making.
May 14, 2018
One of Pope Francis' closing messages rings out, undiluted by a muddled conclusion: "We have so much to do, and we must do it together."
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.
May 14, 2018
It's difficult not to be charmed by Francis' plainspoken demeanor, and his ability to retain the folksy conversational style of a simple parish priest even when speaking from the impossibly elevated confines of the Holy See.
May 14, 2018
It is a pleasure to watch the present-day Francis interact with people all over the world and articulate his hopes for improving the lot of the poor.