This is a beautifully shot tale of 16th century England. Like many period pieces set in England, it feels very much like a stage play (and features many stage veterans). I have a soft-spot for films like this, Becket, and The Agony and the Ecstasy, not only for the setting and acting, but for their handling of faithful characters, likely because of their settings.
This wonderfully powerful telling of Sir Thomas More's later years is a long, arduous, and satisfying battle of wills and whit. Paul Scofield is great, performing some intense and contemplative monologues. There are many clever and biting moments, and this court drama becomes literally a courtroom drama, another genre I am particularly partial to. It's no surprise it resonated with me so well.