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The Young Pope: Miniseries (2017)



Critic Consensus: The Young Pope's original premise and stylish blend of over-the-top melodrama with profane comedy helps overcome an occasionally muddled plot.


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A ten-part miniseries following the reign of Pope Pius XIII, the first American pontiff.


Jude Law
as Lenny Belardo/Pope Pius XIII
Diane Keaton
as Sister Mary
James Cromwell
as Cardinal Michael Spencer
Silvio Orlando
as Cardinal Voiello
Scott Shepherd
as Cardinal Dussolier
Javier Cámara
as Cardinal Gutierrez
Toni Bertorelli
as Cardinal Caltanissetta
Guy Boyd
as Archbishop Kurtwell
Marcello Romolo
as Father Tomasso
Milvia Marigliano
as Sister Antonia
Carolina Carlsson
as Prime Minister of Greenland
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All Critics (65) | Top Critics (33)

The series' appeal has everything to do with watching this outsider come crashing through an ossified system like a wrecking ball, refusing to follow the rules or set aside any personal pettiness, declaring war on anyone who defies him.

February 22, 2017 | Full Review…
BuzzFeed News
Top Critic

It's gorgeous, disturbing, weird, slow to reveal information and short on explanations. But talk about one heck of a Vatican-inspired fashion show.

February 1, 2017 | Full Review…
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Shot in Italy, The Young Pope is always beautiful and often fascinating. It offends as often as it intrigues, and then it turns poignant.

January 18, 2017 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

I did NOT expect this to be the kind of show I enjoyed. Especially because it seemed too close to home.

January 17, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Observer
Top Critic

The Young Pope is Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's visually stunning but simply preposterous and only semi-interesting drama about the first American pope (Jude Law).

January 17, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The Young Pope is a fascinating mess with a puckish sense of humor and an outsized goal - to know the mind of God.

January 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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