Benediction

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Synopsis

Legendary 20th Century war poet Siegfried Sassoon's life-long quest for personal salvation through his experiences with family, war, his writing, and destructive relationships goes unresolved, never realizing it can only come from within.

Cast

  • Jack Lowden
  • Peter Capaldi
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Jeremy Irvine
  • Calam Lynch
  • Tom Blyth
  • Kate Phillips
  • Geraldine James
  • Anton Lesser
  • Suzanne Bertish

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Metacritic

90
Jun 3, 2022

To call Benediction a biopic would be giving biopics a bit too much credit. They don’t deserve Benediction.

Metacritic review by Bilge Ebiri
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine (Vulture)
80
May 19, 2022

Its quiet visuals are at the heart of Benediction’s sense of dignity and remembrance. Its language is not the passionate rage of Sassoon’s youth, but rather of the quiet, profoundly sad reflections of his later years.

Metacritic review by Christopher Machell
Christopher Machell
CineVue
75
Sep 13, 2021

The dialogue is quietly scathing, and the production values are sumptuous. But Davies seems most interested in Sassoon as a symbol of hemmed-in Englishness. As a character, he remains poetically opaque.

Metacritic review by Kate Taylor
Kate Taylor
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)