The Confessions

1 h 47 min201716+
A luxury hotel. A group of powerful politicians about to approve a lethal plan. A mysterious monk. A suicidal economist. A confession. A film about secrets, about power.
Roberto Andò
Toni ServilloConnie NielsenJohan Heldenbergh
English [CC]
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Daniel AuteuilMoritz BleibtreuPierfrancesco FavinoMarie-Josee CrozeRichard SammelTogo Igawa
Angelo BarbagalloFabio Conversi
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4.2 out of 5 stars

42 global ratings

  1. 59% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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J. S. MartinReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Masterpiece
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Truly a masterpiece at every level, adjectives cannot properly describe this movie. What truly astounds me is that virtually no one, including most of those who rated this movie highly, understands the true genius of this film demonstrating once again that what is of the greatest value is often not appreciated by the many, only by the few. It reminds me of some of the greatest artists whose works of art were scorned or ignored during their lifetimes only to be placed in the pantheon of greatness after their deaths. Unfortunately ignorance is not bliss - it is simply lack of a soul.
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Abtpd_NrynReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
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OK, I am going to be very honest here. This movie is an abstract story. Do not try to rationalize things from this movie. This story is about greed and humanity held hostage to the top 1%. How they have power over everybody. Some people meet to take a decision about economy which can be catastrophic to the world. In reality there is no way a bunch of white people and a Japanese guy can influence entire globe. It's just an expression.

I think I understood the movie but I also have my doubts. I can not pretend to be an intellect and give 5 stars. May be 3? I seriously don't know if the movie is great or total POS.
Jenifer VogtReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant Film. Toni Servillo is Perfection!
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I loved this film. Nobody is better than Toni Servillo. He’s so versatile, likable and great-looking. He played his role with perfection. This is a thought-provoking film with many wonderful moments. I highly recommend you watch it!
will crowReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
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layered and interesting, some magic, a little trickery and moral and ethical dilemma. Something to chew on. Well done with some clever bits.
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LohengrinReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting Situation
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but increasingly silly as the movie progressed. The movie revolves around an event. This event is revealed in flashbacks as needed to move the plot along. I found it tedious.
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smartkookieReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I can't give this movie six stars, so it gets five.
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Beautiful story and great acting.
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GeoReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
could not watch. a conceit that such nothing happening or developing is worth the time
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odd people and unusual surroundings do not make a worthwhile movie. self indulgent.
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David W. DeissReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
interesting premise, but deteriorates into silly drivel
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Despite the kernel of an interesting plot, the movie degenerates into smarmy drivel.
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