Priest (1995)




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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 … More

Rating: R (for depiction of mature themes involving sexuality)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Jimmy McGovern
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 7, 1999
Miramax Films

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as Father Greg

as Father Matthew

as Maria Kerrigan

as Mrs. Unsworth

as Father Ellerton

as Father Redstone

as Funeral Director

as Mr. Unsworth

as Lisa Unsworth

as Altar Boy

as Ellie Molloy

as Patrick

as Guest at Wake

as Boy with Stutter

as Boy at Beach

as Housekeeper
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Critic Reviews for Priest

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (13)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | March 24, 1995
Entertainment Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | June 3, 2014

Audience Reviews for Priest

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 performance by Roache and a somewhat better one by Wilkinson. Barely adequate production values.

Christian C

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This reflects well, the loneliness of the calling

Tom Ericksen

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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 something truly to be wrestled with. Gripping and great.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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