The Shoes of the Fisherman
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)

A Pope contends with the prospects of nuclear world destruction in this Cold-War saga of religious faith and international politics. (Anthony Quinn) plays a Russian priest who has spent 20 years in a Siberian labor camp. When Russian and… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Critics have comically dubbed it Zorba the Pope.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

A curious, at times almost prescient anticipation of the reign of John Paul II, filtered partly through the lens of the Silly Sixties.

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Urban Cinefile

Settle back and let this old fashioned but entirely enjoyable epic (from Aussie writer Morris West's novel) take you on a journey that is in many ways every bit as relevant today as it was then

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis gets so bogged down in subplots and minutiae, it loses its way.

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Emanuel Levy

All-star cast, headed by Anthony Quinn, Olivier and Gielgud, can't help Anderson's poor transfern of Morris West's bestseller, an international political thriller about a Russian survivor of the gulag who becomes pope; best thing is Alex North's score.

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Red Lats
It is a 50 year old movie, but I enjoyed it. If only all Popes cared about the world rather than the church.
Christian C
You won't find better costumes or locations/sets from 1960s movies -- although the film is a bit more dated than your average 60's flick.