Monsignor
Monsignor (1982)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 6, 1982
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Variety Staff
Variety

Lots of potential for a rare, absorbing, behind-the-scenes look at the Vatican is totally blown.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

Time Out

Mortal sins, true confessions, purple stuff.

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TV Guide

This wretched melodrama, set against a backdrop of altars, papal blessings, and promiscuous priests, has all the content of an empty chalice.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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