An entertaining and leisurely educational film about our favorite ancient Athenian philosopher Socrates, which features some well-known epigrams, but sadly doesn't show Socrates' comical side at all, which in my opinion is quite a missed opportunity and flaw. Furthermore, it's pretty dry and long-winded, although the trial scene is good. Not a perfect biography maybe, but an interesting historical film nonetheless.
I liked the trial section to the ending, but the endless scenes of talking before hand drew me down a bit. I did notice the effect of cutting between random people blathering on and Socrates made me focus on Socrates more, but I feel like a shorter, more succinct approach would have worked better. What Rossellini examines here is important, it just felt dull in its presentation.