Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) Reviews

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March 1, 2021
There's much about Bielenia's exceptional performance that sears itself into memory, but that firm, mournful gaze that adorns his face again and again is unshakeably powerful and poignant.
February 7, 2021
Blessed with the soulful eyes of a martyred saint, Bielenia builds a persuasive character who tempts us to believe - and believe in - him, even when we know the truth.
February 7, 2021
The power and the glory of "Corpus Christi" reside in the film's leading man, whose ineffable combination of wildness and purity makes for an absolutely electrifying central performance.
February 7, 2021
With its moral opaqueness and haunting ending, it is one of the most thought-provoking films so far this year and an exciting breakthrough for both Komasa and Bielenia.
January 7, 2021
[Has] what could be considered one of the best final scenes I've seen in 2020. [Full review in Spanish]
January 4, 2021
[Bartosz Bielenia's] performance is sublime... As for the script, it is remarkable how it discusses the subject of masculinity. [Full review in Spanish]
December 31, 2020
As much high-stakes psychological thriller as Passion play, Corpus Christi is never less than riveting.
December 13, 2020
A film of narrow concerns, but it expresses them with uncommon power and delicacy.
December 12, 2020
Corpus Christi is a striking drama about the murky and hypocritical grounds of faith, redemption and morality. It is beautifully acted by Bartosz Bielenia and writer/director Jan Komasa admirably never goes for easy answers for his conflicts.
November 30, 2020
What's remarkable about the film is the way the director handles varying degrees of moral ambiguity in the main characters. [Full review in Spanish]
November 2, 2020
A near-perfectly structured screenplay, sublime formal cinematography, and pitch-perfect naturalistic performances, including from lead actorBartosz Bielenia, whose portrayal of a young man who impersonates a priest in a town in Poland is truly superb.
October 30, 2020
The political background is somewhat diluted... but it's visceral enough, and the photography is masterful. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 29, 2020
Corpus Christi is a powerful drama that has a lot to say about religion, forgiveness and redemption.
October 29, 2020
He is emulating Jesus in his actions as he trashes the rules and codes of the Catholic Church.
October 22, 2020
This serious Polish drama, loosely inspired by a real-life story... is gripping from the start.
October 22, 2020
The premise might have ended up as a biting satire of Polish Catholicism, but the film's more solemn humanism speaks to an affirmation of a Christian idea of redemption.
October 22, 2020
[Bartosz Bielenia's] performance is very close to being the best (at least in the European context) of the year. [Full review in Spanish]
October 21, 2020
It's Shane, with more vodka and fewer horses. It's as Polish as a cabbage roll, yet startlingly universal.
October 21, 2020
An ex-con impersonating a man of the cloth will never have Happy Ending plastered all over him.
October 19, 2020
The film punches you in the most indelicate way possible. [Full Review in Spanish]
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