Well I finally saw one of the many films that's considered to be some of the greatest of all time.
Can't say that it's one of the geatest of all time, but I can say that's an interesting one in fact.
The christain aspect of the film is handled very well and it never feels shoved in your face but rather increase the value of Joan's arc throughout the film.
Sure the first hour felt a bit repative, but the film is shot very well, directed very well, and presented very well. I can see where the praise is coming from.