The Agony and the Ecstasy | Full Movie

The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • NR
  • 2h 19m
  • 1965
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When Pope Julius ll commissions Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. Virtually forced to do the job by Julius, Michelangelo later destroys his own work and flees to Rome. Eventually resumed, the project becomes a battle of wills fueled by artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of this movie.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

7M Pictures
Kevin Carr

Required viewing for the fan of pious filmmaking or the cinematographer in film school. From a sto...

June 25, 2017
Movie Metropolis
James Plath

For some viewers, the agony will be watching Charlton Heston (over)act, and the ecstasy Rex Harris...

June 25, 2017
Emanuel Levy

As a chronicle of the artist Michelangelo, this is one of Carol Reed's most underwhelming films, t...

June 22, 2017
Fantastica Daily
Chuck O'Leary

June 21, 2017
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Linda Cook

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 1, 1965
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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