Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna) (1972)

Évocation de la vie de Saint François d'Assise. Fils de commerçant, le jeune François part combattre pour défendre Assise et revient transformé et blessé. Une fois rétabli, il voue son existence à Dieu et à l'amour de son prochain… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 2, 1972
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Soft-focus spiritual gunk.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Avoid at all costs.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Avoid this insipid rendering of the early life of St Francis of Assisi.

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

Zeffirelli's work looks like a Sunday-school coloring book: everything is glowingly photogenic, including poverty, and leprosy.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Zeffirelli has made a big, absurd doodad, a movie that confuses simplicity with simple-mindedness and that makes saintliness look like an extreme form of Asian flu.

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TV Guide

A pretentious bore.

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Variety Staff

Franco Zeffirelli has utilized a style of simple elegance, befitting both the period and the subject.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Brother Sun, Sister Moon is a big, limp Valentine of a movie, filled with an excess of sweetness and light. What a shame.

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Clancy Sigel
The Spectator

Extraordinarily, Zeffirelli has made a beautiful and simple film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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