The Two Popes

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Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.


Jonathan Pryce
as Cardinal Bergoglio
Anthony Hopkins
as Pope Benedict

Critic Reviews for The Two Popes

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (3)

  • What makes "The Two Popes" so delightful, other than the very funny script, is watching two seasoned actors play off each other for two hours. Both Hopkins and Pryce illustrate what the craft of acting is really about.

    Sep 13, 2019 | Full Review…

    Sasha Stone

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  • An enjoyable double-act - but not an infallible one.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Wise to Catholicism and also human nature.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Hopkins and Pryce's finely tuned performances illuminate Benedict's shrewd intelligence and Francis's deep humility.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • A smart, empathetic film about the need for both resilience and uncertainty in a faithful heart.

    Sep 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This scintillating drama, written by Anthony McCarten, achieves a maximum of theatrical delight and intellectual substance with two glorious performances.

    Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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