The Reaping Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
He lays the photos out on the floor and the burn marks form a cross with a hook at the bottom, the unmistakable emblem of '70s hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult. Hey, didn't they have a big hit called "(Don't Fear) the Reaping"?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
July 19, 2008
At no time does director Stephen Hopkins give us reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 7, 2008
Although terrible, this film does raise ... interesting questions: Why does Hollywood keep ripping off THE OMEN? Why would anyone continue hiring Stephen Hopkins to direct a movie? Why would two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank agre to be in this mess?
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 6, 2007
I did like the bugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Stax
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
If The Reaping had been sown with fresher ideas, you might actually care if the devil went down to Georgia, er, Louisiana.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Carla Meyer
Dallas Morning News
May 28, 2007
The cumulative effect is likely to make viewers weary, but not so weary that they can't manage a chuckle or two during the film's cheesed-out final minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Karina Montgomery
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 6, 2007
Is this movie a good old-fashioned good versus evil potboiler or a newfangled political statement about anti-intellectualism? The Reaping could have gone either way, but it did neither, and it did so spectacularly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 3, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 2, 2007
The most positive thing about The Reaping is that it isn't as big a waste of time as last year's Omen remake; it's 14 minutes shorter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 1, 2007
The 11th Biblical plague.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
April 28, 2007
The impressive cast do their best to bring a sense of conviction to the piece, but it had to have been blind faith that brought them into such an unholy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
April 25, 2007
Between effects-shots is a whole movie of people discussing how fascinating things are.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 24, 2007
If you had to choose between watching this and suffering boils, take the option which at least you can treat with a cream rather than years of expensive therapy
Anna Smith
BBC.com
April 24, 2007
It's a sad state of affairs when the fit of Hilary Swank's casual slacks is more interesting than a plague of locusts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
April 21, 2007
Satanic horror films are always good for a laugh, and this one is no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 20, 2007
... goes from barely tolerable to insufferable in the time it takes to unveil a stupid twist ending ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
April 20, 2007
Here, for all fans of the world's most pathetic movies, is an apocalyptically disastrous horror flick set in the Bible belt.
Jonathan Ross
Daily Mirror [UK]
April 20, 2007
With a touch of X Files, a smattering of The Omen and perhaps a little too much hokiness, it's all agreeably daft fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 19, 2007
The Reaping is frequently silly, occasionally cliched and slow to get going, but the acting is good and it rallies for an impressive climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
April 19, 2007
I prophesy an early exodus from cinemas.
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