MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,025 this week

To Kill a Priest (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, History, Thriller  |  13 October 1989 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 1,004 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 6 critic

A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.

Director:

Writers:

(English adaptation), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 21 Dec 2010
 
a list of 47 titles
created 13 Apr 2011
 
a list of 3241 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 15 Jun 2014
 
a list of 35 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "To Kill a Priest" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: To Kill a Priest (1988)

To Kill a Priest (1988) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of To Kill a Priest.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood. During his investigation, the priest, who is experiencing a crisis of faith, ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Sofia Polanska, Pavol Simon, Ivan Lukac
Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An unnamed Traveler boards the Guildford-Waterloo train and proceeds to daydream about his life and of having interactions with his fellow passengers.

Director: Ray Davies
Stars: Tim Roth, Kenneth Colley, Claire Parker
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A film about a film being made by a group of young directors. Story is divided into three parts. The first follows Anka, a girl from a working- class family. She finishes school, plans to ... See full summary »

Directors: Jerzy Domaradzki, Agnieszka Holland, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Daria Trafankowska, Andrzej Pieczynski, Miroslawa Marcheluk
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Her son dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart, Julie flees to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Miranda Otto, William Fichtner, Lothaire Bluteau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A boy of nine years dissapears without any trace. Six years later he appears again in Paris. But there are doubts about his real identity.

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Brigitte Roüan, François Cluzet, Jean-François Stévenin
Why Me? (1990)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the CIA.

Director: Gene Quintano
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Kim Greist, Christopher Lloyd
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Dostoevsky-inspired drama set in 1900s Prague about a bored arrogant playboy who spends time seducing other men's wives and dueling. He begins an affair with his friend's wife, but falls in love with her. She becomes pregnant. Is it his?

Director: Beda Docampo Feijóo
Stars: Tim Roth, Peter Firth, Ana Belén
Knight Moves (1992)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Tom Skerritt, Diane Lane
A World Apart (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A White enclave in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 1960s. Molly Roth, 13 years old, is the daughter of leftist parents, and she must piece together what's happening around her when her ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges
Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Suchet, Jodhi May
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup
Stars: James Caan, Christopher Lambert, Catherine McCormack
Max & Jeremie (1992)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A socially awkward TV-addicted ambitious small time thug is ordered to take out a retiring professional hitman, a legend among his peers. However, the two grow to like each other and become... See full summary »

Director: Claire Devers
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Lambert, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Backsliding (1992)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

While in prison, Jack had two momentous experiences: he got religion, and met the woman who would become his wife. He and Alison are devoted to the idea of staying in God's good graces, so ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Target
Stars: Tim Roth, Jim Holt, Odile Le Clezio
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Father Alek
...
Stefan
...
Colonel
...
Feliks
...
Igor
...
Josef (as Peter Postlethwaite)
...
Halina
...
Anna
...
Bishop
...
Mirek (as Charles Condou)
Tom Radcliffe ...
Young Soldier
Wojciech Pszoniak ...
Bridge Player (as Wojtek Pszoniak)
Johnny Allen
George Birt ...
(as Georges Birt)
André Chaumeau ...
(as Andre Chaumeau)
Edit

Storyline

A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Popieluszko  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is based on the true story of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a Catholic priest and Solidarity supporter who was murdered by agents of the Polish secret police. See more »

Soundtracks

The Many Crimes of Cain
Written by Georges Delerue
Performed by Joan Baez
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

picture from past
3 July 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is like a large plate with many dishes. a part can be tasty. but a little part. one of them - the idea to do a film about Jerzy Popieluszko. the second - the performance of Ed Harris. the not inspired part remains the option for Christopher Lambert as legendary priest. he is perfect for a precise sort of characters. this role is out of his circle. the other sin - the desire to present too much, too large. the hero is a symbol and a vulnerable man in a not convincing mixture. the fundamental virtue, more important than errors is the courage to present a slice of resistance from the Communist space. this is the basic role of this film - to say a powerful, touching story about the fight against sick political system. sure, Poland was a special case. but more than a case it was a model for many people from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria or Yugoslavia. after so many years, it remains a warning and a kind of boomerang. a testimony and picture of evil front to moral victory of sacrifice.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WOW, does somebody else like this movie? manzati
Where can I see it? nanodon4-1
Why this have so poor rating? manzati
Discuss To Kill a Priest (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?