" Anthony Hopkins has had an array of great roles throughout his career and now he can add another one to the list. The role as Pope Benedict XVI has earned the experienced actor a great deal of praise. In Politiken Kim Skotte writes: “I thought Anthony Hopkins had reached a point in his career, where the 81-year old actor mostly took on roles to keep himself and his wallet in shape. But I have to change that assumption after having seen him as pope in Fernando Meirelles’ ‘The Two Popes’”, while NY Times writes that “You may like Francis better (…) but Benedict is the one who stays with you”. "
" How do you get a conversation between to older men to become amazing cinematic art? You start out with the director behind ‘City of God’ and ‘The Constant Gardener’, then you take the scriptwriter behind ’The Theory of Everything’ and ’Bohemian Rhapsody’ and in the end you add two phenomenal actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce. This will become the biographical drama ‘The Two Popes’, with is about the appointment of first Pope Benedict XVI and then Pave Francis. The dialog between the two main characters is engrossing and funny, and director Fernando Meirelles truly manages to create suspense in the interactions between hos characters, so they become real humans of flesh and blood. "