St. Augustine (2010)

The Confessions of St. Augustine

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Overview

Touches on the whole life of St. Augustine: his philosophy, search for truth, relationships with his mother St. Monico and local bishop St. Augustine, his gradual conversion, and life as a Bishop, fighting heresies and helping his flock through barbarian raids.

Review

It’s nearly impossible to do St. Augustine’s Confessions justice in movie form, but this movie does a surprisingly good job of capturing the thought and heart of this saint, in a basic biographical form. The actor who plays St. Ambrose offers a very powerful performance.

Caveats

Not very family friendly due to much highly emotional content and some violence.

Several scenes near the beginning are too sensual and not appropriate for most people.

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