Brother Sun, Sister Moon
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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 wandering group of peaceful, loving followers, who eventually find an audience with Pope Innocent III.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In Zeffirelli's visually beautiful tale, the hero is perceived as a prototype hippie, and so the music is by Donovan."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
"Way overwrought Zeffirelli work, pretty much lost since its debut in 1973."
‑ Steve Crum,
"beautiful and nicely framed photography from northern Italy...not enough to overcome an inane script, inept acting, and Donovan's syrupy music"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The most serious problem with this film is its softness, that sentimentality Zeffirelli is often accused of."
‑ Ron Reed, Christianity Today
"Presents an inspiring and edifying portrait of St. Francis's spiritual practice of devotion and his humble life of service."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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