Lost Souls (2000)



Critic Consensus: Though Kaminski's film is visually stylish, Lost Souls is just another derivative entry in the Apocalypse genre, with lackluster direction, unengaging characters, and no scares.

Movie Info

A modern thriller in which faith battles reason, Ryder plays a young woman who becomes aware of a conspiracy to enable the Devil to walk the earth in human form. To defeat the prophesy, she must convince a respected New York crime journalist, who is devoid of faith, that he is in fact the target of the conspiracy.

Rating: R (for violence/terror and some language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Betsy Stahl, Pierce Gardner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 27, 2001
Box Office: $16.4M
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as Maya Larkin

as Peter Kelson

as Claire Van Owen

as Father Lareaux

as John Townsend

as Mike Smythe

as Father Thomas

as Henry Birdson

as George Viznik

as William Kelson

as Father Frank

as Father Jeremy

as Paramedic
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Critic Reviews for Lost Souls

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (28)

Alas, look is everything here and storytelling and characters are next to nothing, so what emerges is oddly ineffectual and uninvolving -- visually striking set pieces set loose in a void.

Full Review… | January 6, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The tedious storytelling sucks the life and soul out of the characters far more effectively than Satan ever manages.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

[An] unholy mess of a flick.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

With the original Exorcist back at the multiplex, you don't need this pale copy.

May 8, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Teenage horror fans can do much better.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

The anticlimactic, is-that-all-there-is ending winds everything up not with a bang, but a whimper.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Lost Souls


This unholy spawn of The Exorcist out of Rosemary's Baby is dreary going indeed, even when it becomes unintentionally hilarious.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


End of the world flick about tracking down the anti christ. Interesting ending but a weak movie.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

Lost Souls is a dark and suspenseful thriller that explores the battle between spiritual forces. The story follows an exorcist who attempts to save a man who has been mark to be Satan's vessel, so that he can take human form. Winona Ryder and Ben Chaplin lead the cast and give solid performances. The film is very stylized and atmospheric, which helps it to maintain an air of suspense and a sense of foreboding. And while the material is fairly derivative, it does have some dark turns and twists that give the story some additional intrigue and edginess. Though it does have flaws, Lost Souls is a hauntingly chilling supernatural thriller.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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