Monsignor
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An ambitious priest discovers that honoring the Ten Commandments isn't as easy as he imagined in this drama. Father John Flaherty (Christopher Reeve) is a Catholic priest who was ordained during World War II, and soon found himself forced to fight enemy forces while serving as a chaplain in the Army. As his life and career in the church moves on, Flaherty finds himself frequently torn between his duty and devotion to the church and his ambitions, appetites, and the notion that the ends can justify the means. Flaherty eventually rises through the church hirarchy to win an appointment at the… More
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"Lots of potential for a rare, absorbing, behind-the-scenes look at the Vatican is totally blown."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Monsignor manages to make itself the most extravagant piece of Hollywood junk since Mommie Dearest, for which the producer Frank Yablans and the director Frank Perry were also responsible."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Mortal sins, true confessions, purple stuff."
‑ , Time Out
"This wretched melodrama, set against a backdrop of altars, papal blessings, and promiscuous priests, has all the content of an empty chalice."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I do not object to the filmmaker's desire to make a film of overwhelming cynicism about the Vatican power structure. I simply object to the film they have made."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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