The Hand of God

The Hand of God

The Hand of God

Nominated for Best Film at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story from writer-director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty) follows a teenage boy growing up in 1980s Naples where he experiences the motions of fate, the pain of unexpected tragedy, and the joy of having football legend Diego Maradona pay a visit.

2021Rating: R130 minsItalyNetflix
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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The Hand of God | Awards

Award Winner
Grand Jury Prize and Best Young Actor (Scotti) winner at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

The Hand of God | Reviews

83%143 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Sensual, sad and occasionally sublime.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A highly personal memoir that truly breathes on the big screen...

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Variety

Variety

Caught between nostalgia and overstatement...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Paolo Sorrentino’s most personal movie is also his best...

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Decider

Decider

The result is (Sorrentino's) most moving and monumental work to date - not to mention his most accessible...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

An artistic tale of life’s cruel and colourful carnival...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Frustratingly uneven viewing.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A wistful, winking, cinematic scrapbook...

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The Times

The Times

Sorrentino has proved repeatedly... that he has plenty to say. But this time he just didn't say it very well.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It would be really obtuse not to marvel at the exuberance, energy and vivid moment-by-moment immediacy of this movie...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

A sprawling, gorgeous mess, but one you can't look away from...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

It goes on too long but somehow doesn't go far enough.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

At once benign in mood and painfully sensitive to the touch...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

(An) uneven, occasionally dazzling personal journey.

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Stuff

Stuff

A sprawling, propulsive and deeply personal affair.

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The Age

The Age

It's fair to say The Hand of God is far from (Sorrentino's) best work...

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