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The Wrap
10.0

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.

Read review Sasha Stone
Screen Daily
9.0

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

Read review Fionnuala Halligan
The Guardian
6.0

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

Read review Peter Bradshaw
Indiewire

"Nevertheless, there?s an unquestionable appeal to the way the movie transforms a weighty and divisive topic into more approachable terms...It?s a curious challenge to make the epicenter of religious authority into an approachable subject, and in that regard, the results were bound to be a mixed blessing."

Eric Kohn
The Hollywood Reporter
9.0

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

Read review Stephen Farber
New York Post
6.3

If nothing else, the mere sight of two popes drinking brews and watching a soccer game together is one of the more surreal things you?ll see at the movies this year.

Read review Sara Stewart
Roger Ebert

"This is a smart, empathetic film about the need for both resilience and uncertainty in a faithful heart...Anthony McCarten?s script (?Darkest Hour,? "The Theory of Everything") is his best to date, giving Pryce and Hopkins razor sharp dialogue that both humanizes them and allows for deep, philosophical examination of faith."

Read review Brian Tallerico
Variety

"While its subject may be religious, ?The Two Popes? doesn?t want to convert the viewer. Rather, as an extraordinary piece of writing ? and an even more impressive showcase for its actors ? it eloquently communicates the importance of giving people something to believe in."

Read review Peter Debruge