Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint’s life.
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It's hard to take this film as the serious historical epic it tries to so hard to be when it's not even in Spanish. It comes across as schmaltzy more often than not. Charlie Cox gives a great performance as Josemaria Escriva, but overall I agree with Ebert here: the flashback structure muddles a lot of the poignancy. Still, though, it's got a lot of stunning images and is full of great history.