Priest (1995)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 24, 1995
DVD Release Date: September 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

In her timely and audacious feature debut, Antonia Bird addresses such taboo issues as homosexuality and incest within the Catholic church.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

A star-making performance by Linus Roache.

Rob Gonsalves

A provocative film, with persuasive work by Roache.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's heart and message was in the right place.

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Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World

This drama about Church hypocracy could stand to be far less preachy.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
A well-meaning film that touches on too many issues to be effective. Sadly, this results in a degeneration into preachiness to make its points. A good… More
Danny Rovira
Antonia Bird's powerful, thought-provoking, and controversial British film, that examines the life of a young devout Catholic priest, father Greg… More
Tom Ericksen
This reflects well, the loneliness of the calling
Alec Barniskis
Its a film that deals with the serious ethical dilemmas that exist in the real world application of the Catholic faith, specifically if its even possible to do… More
John Ballantine
Unreal at the time, Priest still remains a very powerful film about a homosexual who tries to hide behind the veils of the priesthood and finds his humanity… More
Sylvester Kuo
A dark drama about the crisis of faith of a priest who is a homosexual. There are a few problems with the film: There was not a single likeable character,… More