Lives of the Saints
Lives of the Saints (2004)

A young boy's innocence is shattered when his mother enters into an elicit affair with a mysterious blue-eyed stranger in a two-part, four hour miniseries directed by Jerry Ciccoritti and starring Academy Award-winner Sophia Loren.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Ambitious and beguiling.

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Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday

Comes across as an obscure Renaissance play which has been badly modernised.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

"Muddled" is the polite word, balderdash the preferred one.

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Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com

dares, from the unlikely vantage of Britain's criminal underworld, to look heavenwards - and, in its darkly pessimistic way, to see nothing there.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

Not every turn in the story is well judged, but what's more damaging is that the film's general aura is not sufficiently powerful.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

Thanks to some sluggish pacing, sketchily drawn characterisations (notably Marc Warren's doubting priest) and a predictable, gun-toting finale, though, it ends up as far less than you might have hoped for.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

As painfully hypnotic as watching a religious zealot ranting in the street and carrying a banner proclaiming the second coming.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

The moral of this well-shot but grossly uneven film is obviously that, once you get what you want, you may well find either that you don't want it, or that devastating complications can ensue.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

The Italian denim company Meltin' Pot paid for Rankin and Chris Cottam's unendurably pretentious stab at gangland street spirituality. Why?

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