2 hours 11 minutes | Rated R18 (Violence, sexual violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb)
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
Paul Verhoeven brings exquisite artistry to this stranger-than-fiction tale, delivering a biopic full of outrageous moments with a sophisticated yet wicked wit. Mashable
The film is a biting examination of Catholicism with a sly sense of humor. Chicago Reader
I’m not sure it all works, but there’s so much of it to consider and unpack and quite simply enjoy that it’s impossible to ignore. RogerEbert.com
It takes a particular deftness for a movie to wear its intelligence and its irreverence so lightly. You might even call it grace. Los Angeles Times