Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) Reviews

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February 29, 2020
I really like this film... Beautifully shot.
February 27, 2020
Directed by Jan Komasa in only his third feature and starring a complexly compelling Bartosz Bielenia, this is a blistering drama, intense, disturbing and inescapably thought-provoking, a film that gets its power from a merging of potent opposites.
February 27, 2020
Takes a premise that's often been used for comedy and employs it to shattering emotional effect.
February 25, 2020
...it's not difficult to forgive the filmmakers their trespasses, thanks to the gravity and star quality Bielenia brings to his portrayal of a man struggling to keep his demons at bay.
February 25, 2020
The film is, on its surface, a smoothly orchestrated work of suspense, but underneath that, it's an open-ended parable.
February 25, 2020
The wit is mordantly dark and one just has to settle back and let this tremendous account do the rest. Expect to be knocked out by a devastatingly potent finale.
February 24, 2020
This is a movie that wants you to think about what redemption really means. And it has a lead... [that's] your new Hot Priest, Eastern European Division.
February 23, 2020
A movie about responsibility...about the recognition of duty and following through on those responsibilities. Even if we need a little bit of help sometimes, this film reminds us that it's ultimately us who control our actions and our emotions.
February 22, 2020
Director Jan Komasa tells an unexpected story about the transformative power of religion...
February 21, 2020
An engrossing puzzle.
February 21, 2020
[I]t deviates enough from formula-especially in its arresting ending, which takes full advantage of Bielenia's haunted visage-to be worth seeing.
February 21, 2020
It is to the credit of writer Mateusz Pacewicz-and Komasa, and the utterly convincing Belenia, whose face could have inspired Goya-that little which happens is what we expect, or necessarily want, but the film will resonate persistently.
February 20, 2020
Komasa and Pacewicz deserve credit for not succumbing to trite political rationales... Corpus Christi maintains commitment to morality as a faith. It could be very instructive for this period.
February 19, 2020
Bielenia is never less than totally compelling.
February 19, 2020
It's a film that engages with the dour without becoming bitter, and a film that allows for redemption but only through the hardest possible work.
February 19, 2020
This movie invites us to develop the ability to understand the world beyond its appearances. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 18, 2020
Shot in a grim, desaturated palette, this Polish film, directed by Jan Komasa, addresses big issues of conscience and morality.
February 18, 2020
Another fantastic film from a country that has continually been delivering the goods in terms of original storytelling.
February 16, 2020
It's within the murky realm of self-doubt and spiritual anxiety that it's at its most audacious and compelling.
February 15, 2020
Bielenia's magnetic performance, all piercing eyes and daring energy, infuses the film with a vitality and masculinity not typically associated with the clergy.
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