- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 7, 1999
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Premiere - 01/01/1996
"...Engaging....A profoundly moving climax..." - Recommended
USA Today - 03/31/1995
"...A movie full of rich characterizations..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 03/31/1995
"...Intense, full-blooded, and at times archly funny....The movie knows the agony, the burn, of sin, and that gives it the authority to question..." -- Rating: A-
Film Comment - 05/01/1995
"...Antonia Bird has a wonderful eye for faces in close-up....She reveals every fissure of human doubt, each wrinkle of everyday agony..."
New York Times - 03/24/1995
"...PRIEST is sincere and frank....A story that's solidly acted and effectively told..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1995
"...[A] trenchant assault on the smug hypocrisies of our time....[With] performances of raw intensity..."
A young priest faces a crisis of faith when his vows, and the sordid activities of his fellow clerics, come into conflict with his conscience.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Critics everywhere declared PRIEST to be one of the best films of the year! The deeply held religious convictions of an idealistic young priest are challenged when he must face extraordinary events within his own congregation. Soon, he is forced to make the impossible choice between keeping the faith and exposing the truth! A gripping and powerful story -- see this unforgettable big-screen hit for yourself!
Father Greg Pilkington arrives in Liverpool parish where hypocrisy reigns among the other priests and the congregation as a whole. In a misguided attempt to improve matters, Father Pilkington visits his parishioners at their homes, only to have them repeatedly reject him.
But the Father himself is not without sin, for the police catch him in a car, breaking his priestly vow of celibacy with a male lover. His homosexuality makes headlines, and he becomes a target of relentless public scrutiny, cruelty and alienation.
Good Vs. Evil |