It seemed like a good idea in 1973: a musical scored by Donovan about the life and times of St. Francis of Assisi, the passionate ascetic who expressed love for God by loving nature. But the finished product was something else. Filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli (Endless Love) makes a decorous effort at communicating the ideals of Francis and even tweaking the character toward flower-power relevance. But the result is feel-good fluff, a boring movie that doesn't penetrate its subject as much as reinvent him toward a modern bias. Graham Faulkner is entirely forgettable in the lead, and Donovan's songs on this project aren't exactly first-rate, either. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I totally disagree with T. Keogh. It depends on whether you are a believer or non-believer and how much you know about history (the crusades) and holy scripture. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Roxana
This was a gift for someone and they were very happy with itPublished 11 months ago by Catherine Mann
This movie is a classic, the actors are amazing, the adaptation is great the only thing and it's a small thing but it could be enough to bother some people concerns some of the... Read morePublished on April 8 2011 by Annie Decary
Sometimes the world seems to forget about us. Sometimes things get going too fast. Sometimes we feel too lonely. Read morePublished on July 30 2010 by tmarkl
I first saw this film when my mother taped it from the T.V in 1991 and passed it to me.I and all my children watched it and watched it. Read morePublished on May 29 2006 by Sallybrown
It's a classic.
For the spiritually minded, it has a simple message.
I believe this movie is presented in a way that some just can't understand,... Read more
Every detail of this movie has been written about, it seems, but has anyone noticed the Blue and Gold Macaw on someone's shoulder, I think when they were in Rome? Read morePublished on May 27 2004 by Mudpie
Yes, my very 1st time to see this movie was 30 yrs ago as part of our school's religion activity. It was 1974 - 6th grade, nothing really make sense to me why we have to watch this... Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by S. D. Ramos