Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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.
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…
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.
Felt like I'd seen this a hundred times before.
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,…
One of the better exorcism movies I have seen but really these movies are getting old.
Sir Anthony Hopkins is in great form in this supernatural thriller about a young sceptical seminarian who is sent to shadow an unorthodox priest who specialises in exorcisms. The film works well both as a horror and an exploration of faith. The last 20 minutes are particularly powerful, with Hopkins really cranking up the intensity. Good film.
This film had the opportunity to be a modern day Exorcism film, but instead it was an uneventful, forgettable, and boring film. I wonder why they went for the PG-13 rating rather than the R rating. Not sure if raising the violence or gore to a R rating would have helped, but it wouldn't have hurt.
De las mejores películas de exorcismos.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's interesting that this film has somewhat sunk into obscurity, because the camp value of Anthony Hopkins's performance alone should have put it on the map for connoisseurs of bad movies.
Maybe it's because anytime Hopkins is offscreen the film is such a boring,by the numbers exorcism film.
In terms of effective horror scenes, the only scare this film musters is a cat jumping out at someone after the soundtrack goes silent (really?)
Highlights include:Hopkins getting a phone call during the middle of an exorcism, Hopkins grinning maniacally as he dishes out a slap to a kid(should be an effectively scary moment but it's as goofy as anything in Caddyshack) and of course Hopkins's possession scene which includes the immortal line "I'm just a poor little Welsh man dressed up for the carnival Mommmmyyyy!". A moment which needs to be seen to be believed.
Stay for Hopkins's batshit acting, fast forward the rest.
I shall never again fall for this junk again. I wonder at naive people who still think they could match up with movie like The Exorcist, or even follow in its footsteps.
Even with the ever competent Anthony Hopkins and the most realistic and less glamorized approach that Mikael Håfström gives to the supernatural, the film lacks the depth and tension that he has builded in the first two acts. Reasonable fun, anyway.
Read the review: pointofreviewpr.com/articles/best-exorcism-movie-royal-rumble-vs/
Ļauno garu izdzīšana ir fenomenāli nodrillēta tēma Holivudā, taču šis projekts seko kā salīdzinoši svaigs skatiens, jo vairāki klišejiski momenti vienkārši izpaliek.
Watchable... nothing special, but enjoyable... and a reason for it is Anthony Hopkins! The film is based on the book The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Rome-based Matt Baglio, which was published in 2009 and it's based on true events... To research the book, Baglio participated in a seminar on exorcism where he met Father Gary Thomas, a parish priest from Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga, California, who was tasked by the local bishop in San Jose, California to become an exorcist for the diocese. Before meeting the "real exorcist" writer's scepticism is soon replaced by the cold reality of evil and the ways it sometimes takes the form of demonic possession... as in the movie itself!
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