Avoiding the clichés and condescension that characterize many films on religious figures, the movie is at once a compelling drama and a thoughtful look at faith-related issues on personal, social, and cultural levels. show more
Duvall's screenplay does what great screenwriting is supposed to do, and surprises us with additional observations and revelations in every scene. show more
Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best.