Priest

Priest

16%

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Priest Reviews

Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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The God of Aborted Franchises will be pleased.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 18, 2011
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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"Priest'' is based on a series of Korean graphic novels. What it's really based on, though, is other movies - a whole lot of other movies.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

May 16, 2011
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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High production values and slick editing can't save this picture. Nor does its overbearing soundtrack music, which tries to strong-arm viewers into believing they're watching a pulse-pounding thriller.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 1/4

May 15, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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A mash-up of vampire horror and period westerns stewed with Blade Runner cityscapes and ridiculous religious images in a bubbling cauldron of dumb ideas and sinfully bad dialogue.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 0.5/4

May 15, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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Too good-looking to be dismissed entirely, not bad enough to be worthy of outright scorn, but not good enough to watch, either.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: C

May 13, 2011
Mike Hale
New York Times
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The film, based in name only on a series of South Korean graphic novels, has nice, washed-out desert exteriors and some cool jet-powered motorcycles, but there's nothing in the hackneyed story or the derivative action scenes to make you take notice.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 13, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The whole thing -- which in less than an hour-and-a-half manages to insult Catholics, Native Americans, John Wayne fans and anybody with two I.Q. points to spare -- all climaxes in a lot of fire and smoke and CGI explosions.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

May 13, 2011
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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The film is somehow a disappointing combo of too-full and oddly empty.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 13, 2011
Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture
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When you watch Bettany, you can't help wondering why the hell a talented actor is stuck in such an ungodly mess.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 13, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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[If] you're looking for a diverting sci-fi actioner that handily mixes the DNA of several different movies, with a few flying crosses thrown in and a heavy dose of Western mythology, sink your teeth in.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2011
Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
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Adapted from a graphic-novel series (and what isn't these days?), this unholy mess of horror and Western clichés is, at least, blessed with a wonderfully loony premise.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

May 13, 2011
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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The simplistic directness of its storytelling is refreshing. It's as if the filmmakers realize they're wasting everyone's time, so they at least want to take up as little of it as possible.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

May 13, 2011
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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Doesn't have a prayer.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 9, 2011
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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Not exactly an unholy mess, but still a rather too pious retread of classic sci-fi/action/horror riffs that lacks originality or pizzazz.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 9, 2011
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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Did Paul Bettany know, when he donned the cowl of the albino monk in 'The Da Vinci Code', that he would soon be typecast as Hollywood's go-to guy for God-bothering multiplex action movies?

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

May 9, 2011
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