The Agony and Ecstasy

Art and/or history lovers may rejoice with this film about Michelangelo's experience painting the Sistine Chapel, but others may not particularly find this to be their "cup of tea." Charlton Heston, a man who always does his roles justice, plays Michelangelo very well and Rex Harrison plays Pope Julius II, the man who forced Michelangelo to paint the ceiling, with style. It's interesting but not always engaging.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi, Venantino Venantini, John Stacy, Fausto Tozzi

Directed by:

Carol Reed


1965 historical/biography

Not Rated.


Don Ignacio's score: B

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