Fatima (2020)

Fatima (2020)

Fatima (2020)

Portuguese drama about the power of faith, based on a real-life events, starring Joaquim de Almeida and Harvey Keitel. 

In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins claim to witness the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle.

2020Rating: M, Mature themes and violence112 minsUSA, Portugal
DramaWorld Cinema

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Nice Cinematography, complex character development

I went with some trepidation, maybe expecting a syrup-sweet storyline with stereotypical characters. In reality, it took me into a complex story, at both the natural and supernatural level. Whether or not you're a believer, you'll love the natural cinematography and the way the camera seems to caress the landscape. The Lady of the vision comes across...

5.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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"Fatima" is prettily shot but realized with little unique expression.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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One-note characterizations aren't helped by a fashionably desaturated palette, which contributes to an unvaried, solemn atmosphere.

Variety

Variety

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While not especially artful, "Fatima" honors those who stand by their convictions. That its role models are children makes the message all the more remarkable.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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Fatima is told simply but emotionally, prioritizing the sensorial reality of the children's world and the people inhabiting it. This devotion to the 'real' makes the holy vision palpable and plausible.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

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In the flourishing faith-based movie genre, this is one of the better ones.

FilmInk

FilmInk

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Presents us with a story that is baffling superstitious twaddle, expecting the viewer to go on the ride.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"Fatima" is prettily shot but realized with little unique expression.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

One-note characterizations aren't helped by a fashionably desaturated palette, which contributes to an unvaried, solemn atmosphere.

Variety

Variety

press

While not especially artful, "Fatima" honors those who stand by their convictions. That its role models are children makes the message all the more remarkable.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Fatima is told simply but emotionally, prioritizing the sensorial reality of the children's world and the people inhabiting it. This devotion to the 'real' makes the holy vision palpable and plausible.

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

In the flourishing faith-based movie genre, this is one of the better ones.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Presents us with a story that is baffling superstitious twaddle, expecting the viewer to go on the ride.

Nice Cinematography, complex character development

I went with some trepidation, maybe expecting a syrup-sweet storyline with stereotypical characters. In reality, it took me into a complex story, at both the natural and supernatural level. Whether or not you're a believer, you'll love the natural cinematography and the way the camera seems to caress the landscape. The Lady of the vision comes across...

5.0