In a distant future New York, medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into ... See full summary »
The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, re-discovers his own purpose in life.
This film has as much to do with the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, of the same name, as the Pope has to do with "break dancing." I don't know where the producers scraped up the chutzpah to give it that title, but they have turned the term shameless into an Olympic event.
Those flaws aside, it's not bad. No, it's not GONE WITH THE WIND; but by no means is it a Pauly Shore vehicle, either. It has some good messages (i.e. Drugs bad, Mafia bad, Old people and orphans good, Chinese herbal medicine good, etc.) and a few good moments of action. If they had toned down the violence and had been honest with the title, this film could have made a pretty decent feature for adolescents. Unfortunately, of course, that's not the case. Also, the ending came up so fast and unexpected, I unintentionally laughed.
If you like your story pretty obvious, sprinkled with some so-so attempts at humor, then this is for you. Indulge, just don't tell your neighbors.
Not recommended, unless you've been burgled and that's the only movie they left...and it would be...*sigh*.
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