We Have a Pope Synopsis
A therapist tries to determine if a newly named pope is mentally fit to assume his duties.
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
By turns sweet, sad, funny and poignant, We Have a Pope is the story of a man who doesn't want to be God's representative on Earth.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's more of a character study, insightful and nuanced, about a man grappling with a profound sense of inadequacy, questioning himself. In...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There are elements of comedy here, and some very low-key slapstick, but the film is respectful to the Catholic Church and the papacy and...
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85

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
We Have a Pope is not the filmmaker's next assault on a Roman patriarch. It's a half-sweet, half-rueful existential drama in which the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Meticulous staging and Piccoli's world-weary presence balance any silliness, making the issues here feel relevant and real. The method is...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
This is rich material that Moretti mines for both superficial absurdity and deep pathos.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Nanni Moretti's tender, funny and timely Vatican romp entertains, but lacks the director's customary bite.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Whenever it stays with Piccoli, though, it's mysterious and moving, struck by the humility of a man who's not up to playing God.
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Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
As lukewarm as We Have a Pope may be as a piece of filmmaking, Moretti doesn't tread particularly gently into sacred territory. The picture...
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San Francisco Chronicle

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Piccoli gives the film a depth it perhaps doesn't deserve.
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A different kind of comedy..

By lonelygirl510
I get tired of the same old type of movies so every so often I go to a smaller theater which shows more independent type movies. This particular movie is about a man who is elected pope who discovers...

An interesting premise

By TheTeller
We Have a Pope is an overly contrived (well aren't all movies) story, and will probably not reach a mass audience. But I found it easy to watch and was interested in the story as it unfolded. A very...

This is a movie for all creeds....

By Peneflix
This fascinating psychological study will leave you pondering long after its conclusion. Personally, I have never given much thought to the job description of the “Pope”; realize he has over a...

Something completely different

By shanamaidel
so quirky..., so different. go with an open mind and enjoy. as an English-speaking Jewish girl, I'm not sure that I got all the meaning of this movie. And wonder how the Church might be reacting...

if selected i will mot serve!

By CoolbreezePoint
Very funny look inside the papal selection "habemus papam"...

By gdcannie
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A must-see

By MrMuvi
Creative, intelligent, and funny too....

By Troilus
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