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Monsignor (1982)





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While working as a business manager at the Vatican, a priest (Christopher Reeve) seduces a nun (Genevieve Bujold) and becomes involved with an Italian mobster (Jason Miller). The film was based on a book by Jack Alain Leger.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Abraham Polonsky, Wendell Mayes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 31, 2012
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Fernando Rey
as Santoni
Jason Miller
as Appolini
Tomás Milian
as Francisco
Robert Prosky
as Bishop Walkman
Milena Vukotic
as Sister Verna
Jan Danby
as Lieutenant
Joe Spinell
as Bride's Father
Ritza Brown
as Maid of Honor
Carolyn Russoff
as Secretary
Yanti Somer
as Secretary
Tracy Bonbrest
as Postulant
Greg Snegoff
as Soldier
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
Top Critic

Mortal sins, true confessions, purple stuff.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
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