There Be Dragons: Review
British writer-director Roland Joffé dips a toe into explosive material — the Spanish Civil War, betrayal, sainthood, Opus Dei — but all these big themes and characters slip from his grasp.
The interlocking stories of a saint and a sinner during the bloody Spanish Civil War of the 1930s has plenty of dramatic potential but its characters and themes slip slowly away from writer-director Roland Joffé’s grasp in There Be Dragons. This is all too often the case in Joffé’s films. They are never as deep-dish as they initially seem.
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