The Two Popes

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Cast

  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Jonathan Pryce
  • Juan Minujín
  • Luis Gnecco
  • Cristina Banegas
  • María Ucedo
  • Renato Scarpa
  • Sidney Cole
  • Achille Brugnini
  • Federico Torre

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope in almost 600 years who became "pope emeritus" (pope retired) after resigning.
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Goofs

  • When Cardinal Bergoglio quotes the Bible to Pope Benedict he says it is from Isaiah 41 Chapter 10. It should be Chapter 41 Verse 10.

Quotes

    • Pope Benedict: I was making a little joke. A German joke, it doesn't have to be funny.
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Verified Review

Two superb actors covering serious emotional and religious issues with an historical tragedy as backdrop.

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Metacritic

70
Nov 25, 2019

See The Two Popes for its fine performances, but don’t be tempted by its naïveté.

Metacritic review by Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang
Slate
90
Sep 8, 2019

The delicate dance between the two veteran actors, both eagerly devouring a late-life jewel of a script, is a joy to behold.

Fionnuala Halligan
Screen Daily
90
Sep 3, 2019

Anchored by two outstanding performances from Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, the film is a triumph of writing as well as unostentatious filmmaking.

Metacritic review by Stephen Farber
Stephen Farber
The Hollywood Reporter