Monsignor

  • 1982
  • Movie
  • R
  • Religious

This wretched melodrama, set against a backdrop of altars, papal blessings, and promiscuous priests, has all the content of an empty chalice. As Fr. Flaherty, Christopher Reeve makes use of his Superman quick-change technique, switching from clerical robe to street clothes, preaching chastity while lusting after Sister Clara (Genevieve Bujold). Flaherty...read more

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This wretched melodrama, set against a backdrop of altars, papal blessings, and promiscuous priests, has all the content of an empty chalice. As Fr. Flaherty, Christopher Reeve makes use of his Superman quick-change technique, switching from clerical robe to street clothes, preaching

chastity while lusting after Sister Clara (Genevieve Bujold). Flaherty starts at the bottom of the church hierarchy and eventually lands a position of importance in financial branch of the Vatican. He gets mixed up with Sicilian mobster Appolini (Jason Miller) and is double-crossed when his

childhood friend, Varese (Joe Cortese), skips town with a hefty chunk of the Vatican bank account. MONSIGNOR is a pretty bad picture, mainly because of a catatonic performance by Reeve. The only saving grace is Bujold, who holds the film in the palm of her hand.

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  • Released: 1982
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This wretched melodrama, set against a backdrop of altars, papal blessings, and promiscuous priests, has all the content of an empty chalice. As Fr. Flaherty, Christopher Reeve makes use of his Superman quick-change technique, switching from clerical robe… (more)

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