Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

This attractive, well-photographed biographical drama makes a comparison between the pacifistic beliefs of St. Francis of Assisi and the 20th-century hippie movement. As a result, the film focuses on St. Francis' formation of a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

In Zeffirelli's visually beautiful tale, the hero is perceived as a prototype hippie, and so the music is by Donovan.

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Mark R. Leeper

It is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Just about any frame of the film, blown up, could make a beautiful poster for the film.

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Steve Crum

Way overwrought Zeffirelli work, pretty much lost since its debut in 1973.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

beautiful and nicely framed photography from northern Italy...not enough to overcome an inane script, inept acting, and Donovan's syrupy music

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Ron Reed
Christianity Today

The most serious problem with this film is its softness, that sentimentality Zeffirelli is often accused of.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Presents an inspiring and edifying portrait of St. Francis's spiritual practice of devotion and his humble life of service.

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Apeneck Fletcher
Well meaning (hey, it's about a saint!) but ultimately deeply flawed telling of St.Francis done up as a 60's counterculture agent provacateur. Only… More
Tom Ericksen
This is the MOST aesthetically beautiful movie I've EVER seen from the scenery shots to the actors -- Zeffierelli's FINEST -- Even better than Romeo… More
hawk ledge
Stunning visual metaphors, more a poem than a biography, succeeding brilliantly in juxtaposing symbols of worldly riches with those of spiritual riches. Graham… More