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
DVD 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 (UK)

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

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Anton Bitel

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
London Evening Standard

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.

Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

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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