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You can only defeat it when you believe.
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.
the BETTER exorcism movie
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.
Anthony Hopkins goes around smacking up children, producing frogs from unorthodox places and even takes the opportunity to go full Welsh. Redonkulous.
Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) is a young man attending seminary school. After resigning as an attempt to receive a fully paid college education due to lack of faith, One of his teachers (Toby Jones) sends him to Rome to take a course on exorcisms. While there, he meets Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins) and learns not only the art of exorcism but how to regain his faith.
The Rite, like most movies of this sub genre, is clearly inspired by the 1970's classic The Exorcist. What this film tries to do is make it more of a character journey that a standard exorcism film. Kovak's journey to regain his faith and find his true calling is the bulk of the film,…
Felt like I'd seen this a hundred times before.
I'm fascinated by the idea of possessions and exorcisms, it's something that there is a lot of mystery around because there is no real proof of either it all comes down to faith or lack thereof. Then there is the ultra secretive Vatican and the wonders that they may hide. I tend to watch most movies on these subjects whenever they come out but somehow this one got past me.
It's a lot better than some of the reviews I read led me to believe. Hopkins is his normal crazy ass self and he does it so well. While the mood and imagery really set you on a constant edge. The twist wasn't really a surprise and I wish they would have had the guts to go for the great ending. It's still a pretty good movie and worth watching if the subject matter interests you.
I saw this in the theater and it was pretty marginal at the time. I watched it on TV just as the only thing to watch and that was barely enough even to play that role. Anthony Hopkins is decent but feels like he is barely making an effort.
The whole idea that this is supposed to be a true story is ridiculous and would be much more powerful if it relied on suggestion and uncertainty rather than showing everything. Another one that could have been so much more.
the BETTER exorcism movie
1 November 2015 ★☆☆☆☆
Religious beliefs aside, this was a good movie. The overall quality accompanies the production value, so it did well in most aspects. Although the plot wasn't too strong, it was enough to provide the atmosphere of a horror/drama movie. Praise goes to Anthony Hopkins, who delivers a solid performance in one of the best exorcism scenes I've seen.
Passable exorcist picture.
I think the quote "What did you expect? Spinning heads? Pea soup?" sums it up pretty well. I mean, why not? THAT was a great exorcism movie. This one? Meh.
Also, I was getting some serious Hannibal Lecter vibes when he was talking to Angie.
Over the years I’ve watched many horror movies, featuring all kinds of demonic threats ranging from vampires, zombies, invading space aliens, cannibals and ghosts through to giant monsters and haunted machines and I’ve managed to suspend disbelief and go with them all. I have to admit, however, that I struggled with the wee, green satanic frog and his pal the demon donkey, both of which featured in this rather average exorcism movie. Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) is the only son of funeral director, Itsvan (Rutger Hauer) and has lived in the funeral home all his life. As a child he helped his father to prepare his mother’s corpse. As a young man, when it comes to choosing a profession he…
One of my favorite films about exorcism.
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