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A priest is torn between church dogma and his personal beliefs in this British drama. Father Greg (Linus Roache) is a Catholic priest who tends to a parish in Liverpool. Like his superior, Father Matthew (Tom Wilkinson), Father Greg is not dealing well with his vow of celibacy. While Matthew has been discreetly having an affair with his housekeeper, Greg is homosexual, and he occasionally slips out to gay clubs for anonymous encounters with strangers. One night, Father Greg meets a man named Graham (Robert Carlyle) at the bar; when he bumps into him on the street a few days later, he realizes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"The makers of Priest claim that their film is meant to be a catalyst for change within the Catholic church, but their confrontational approach does more harm than good to their cause."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Patheos
"This drama about Church hypocracy could stand to be far less preachy."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Lawrence Journal-World
"Makes it clear that forgiveness is one of the most distinctive marks of Christianity and there is no future for any church that disregards it."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"In her timely and audacious feature debut, Antonia Bird addresses such taboo issues as homosexuality and incest within the Catholic church."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A star-making performance by Linus Roache."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A provocative film, with persuasive work by Roache."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The film's heart and message was in the right place."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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