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Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
A more mature and less histrionic exorcism film from Mikael Hafstrom, it's a classy production, but it forgets to be, for large chunks, scary or even interesting. Hopkins is good, but the rest is fairly forgettable.
Why I watched this movie? I wanted to check out another movie that starred Sir Anthony Hopkins. This was the 40th Hopkins movie that I have watched.
What is this one about? Colin O'Donoghue plays an American seminary student who travels to Italy to take an exorcism course (for some reason that class was not offered at the college I went to). O'Donoghue is questioning his faith so his bosses send him to Hopkins. Hopkins is an exorcist and shows O'Donoghue that evil is out there.
My thoughts on this one? This one is based on actual events. Movie is more disturbing than scary. So if you are expecting an Exorcist type movie this is not one for you. Hopkins…
the BETTER exorcism movie
Anthony Hopkins goes around smacking up children, producing frogs from unorthodox places and even takes the opportunity to go full Welsh. Redonkulous.
Felt like I'd seen this a hundred times before.
Anthony Hopkins was quite a scary individual even before he donned that infamous mask in The Silence of the Lambs. A coveted stage actor as well as a formidable screen presence, he had a reputation as an actor with intensity and a liking for the drink. In this supernatural horror film, which is definitely more supernatural than horror, he plays an exorcist who takes a new recruit under his wings in the fight against evil. Attempting to show us the church's modern day work with exorcisms and demons, it lacks real scares or a pea-soup spitting protagonist that inspires chills. In fact it would have scarier if it had just been about pervert priests chasing kids. The plot is hokey…
Pretty solid exorcism movie, framed around a crisis of faith.
A doubting young priest-in-training takes a course in exorcism at the Vatican and throws down with an ancient demon.
Meh. I've seen better and worse. Hopkins steals the show once again in a supporting role but it's not enough to overcome some pretty bland, predictable storytelling.
A skeptical American seminary student is sent to Italy to take an exorcism course taught by the Catholic Church. While in Rome he is introduced to an experienced Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, who invites him along while performing exorcisms for locals. His skepticism is ultimately shaken when sinister forces seem to affect Father Lucas as well.
Very few actors can consistently do creepy to the level that Anthony Hopkins can…I mean he made the name Clarice send shivers down everyone’s spine. Hopkins is once again up to the task and gives an interesting twist to the exorcism genre by having a priest actually succumbing to possession. However the weakness of this film ultimately falls on a lead that has a…
Based loosely on the book about the exploits of real life exorcist Father Gary Thomas. Colin O'Donoghue stars as Michael Kovak, a young man who decides to enter the priesthood as a way to escape having to follow in his father's footsteps and become a mortician. The priest thing, however, is also a dodge - he goes on a scholarship but plans to renounce his vows when the time comes, thus earning a free college education. His superior suggests he take a course on exorcism in Rome before making up his mind. Michael's professor at the Vatican (Ciaran Hinds) recognizes Michael's lack of faith and sends him to an old colleague, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins). Lucas is a Welsh Jesuit…
How I managed this to end is through miracles.
Boring first act, interesting engaging second act, cheesy dramatic third act.
great performance from anthony hopkins but unfortunately this was nothing new and was a bit disappointing.
Exorcism film for grown-ups. Unfashionably sympathetic towards The Church, it may disappoint horror fans, but a must for all good (and bad) Catholics.
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