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.
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