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5.0 out of 5 stars If the shoe fits...
This movie is remarkable, all the moreso because of the the amount of inadvertent prophecy that takes place during the course of it. Shoes of the Fisherman is a phrase that is sometimes used to refer to the office of the Pope, the Bishop of Rome; the See of Peter, the Chair of Peter, etc., various other historical and scriptural references are a kind of ecclesial...
Published on 26 April 2006 by Kurt Messick

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3.0 out of 5 stars Lavish, sincere, not always convincing but still engaging epic
As Pope operas go, The Shoes of the Fisherman is pretty enjoyable. Dated but shot on a lavish scale in the days when doorstop novels were turned into star-studded big screen epics rather than TV miniseries, it skirts close to guilty pleasure territory without ever providing any unintentional laughs as Anthony Quinn's political prisoner is freed to act as a mediator...
Published on 11 Oct. 2006 by Trevor Willsmer


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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful film, 24 April 2013
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Fascinating insight and the issues thought provoking and eternally (hmmmm) relevant. Wonderful performance by Anthony Quinn. A film to take out and watch periodically without tiring of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good product, 11 Jun. 2013
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I bought this movie for a friend lady,i did not watch it personally but she told me she was very happy with it so i give it 5 stars as it is the cheapest dvd available in uk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Film, 13 May 2013
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This is a film I have watched a number of times over the years and have enjoyed every time. The film never fails to move me. One of Anthony Quinn's masterful performances.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shoes of the fisherman, 13 Mar. 2013
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Appears very correct as far as the conclave scens , very realistic , Anthony Quinn plays his part of pope to what most people would hope a pope would be in real life .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited., 23 Jan. 2014
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I have waited a long time for this film. I was not disappointed. The sound colour and all aspects of the production are perfect. I will watch over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got this form aunt how is a big Anthony Quinn ..., 15 Jan. 2015
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Got this form aunt how is a big Anthony Quinn fan she has been looking for this film for ages so when i got it for her she was over the moon
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4.0 out of 5 stars great movie, 25 Jun. 2013
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strange few years after this movie John Paul became pope great story line show how easy the would could be If we all pulled togeather
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4.0 out of 5 stars the shoes of the fisherman, 13 April 2013
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i really enjoyed this film every time i've watched it, I reckon its one of Quinn's best performances & Bert Quok comes over well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prophetic, 27 May 2014
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Would not have rated this when I first saw it many yrs ago but seeing it again all I can think is how prophetic
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5.0 out of 5 stars It gave a very good insight of the pope and the workings of the ..., 7 July 2014
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It gave a very good insight of the pope and the workings of the Vatican - the storyline was excellent
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