salty bungeoppang’s review published on Letterboxd:
I used to think that when they say God choose the pope, it literally means that. I thought the white smoke comes from God, magically, when they put one of the pope's name in the bowl. Imagine Goblet of Fire. Yeah I thought it was like it.
Despite of its fictional dialogues, questionable truth behind it, despite of the filmmaker's subjective view about papacy, I enjoy every other aspects. The two popes, the two actors, the pictures, the editing.
But then again, it is indeed a very forgiving movie. I believe a film (surely including the makers), how creative they are, must account for the truth and its ethical standing to the viewers. A nice movie, but is this what the world needs? At least we know where it stands.