Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

A young offender, spiritually reborn, masquerades as a village priest in order to achieve his God-given dream in this Oscar-nominated Polish drama.

During his time in a Youth Detention Center, a 20-year-old becomes spiritually reborn. However, since his crime prevents him from applying to the seminary, he instead poses as a minister of a small-town parish.

2020Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use & sex scenes115 minsPolandPolish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

Streaming (2 Providers)

Corpus Christi / Reviews

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Neither a parable nor an allegory, yet image after image seems charged with intent, from the opening shot... to the climax, an apocalyptic welter of fire and blood.

Full review
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

It's within the murky realm of self-doubt and spiritual anxiety that it's at its most audacious and compelling.

Full review
The New York Times

The New York Times

Shot in a grim, desaturated palette, this Polish film, directed by Jan Komasa, addresses big issues of conscience and morality.

Full review
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It deviates enough from formula-especially in its arresting ending, which takes full advantage of Bielenia's haunted visage-to be worth seeing.

Full review
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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.

Full review
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

Full review
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A quite interesting and irresistible movie, a sort of cross between Paul Schrader's recent film of spiritual crisis, "First Reformed," and Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can."

Full review
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It's Shane, with more vodka and fewer horses. It's as Polish as a cabbage roll, yet startlingly universal.

Full review
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There's visual command and a compelling intimacy to the storytelling, plus intellectual engagement in the reflection on who gets to claim nearness to God.

Full review
The Guardian

The Guardian

Often moving but also disquieting and even intermittently funny, this drama unfurls a spiritual parable that is uniquely Polish but accessible to all.

Full review
Film Threat

Film Threat

The film is an important one, but above all, it is an exceptionally pleasing and easy one to watch despite its density.

Full review