The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • NR
  • 2h 19m
  • 1965
Fresh86%
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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

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Reviews
7M Pictures
Kevin Carr
Rotten

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

June 25, 2017
Movie Metropolis
James Plath
Fresh

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

June 25, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

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
Fresh

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

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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