The story is a bit far-fetched and many of the situations feel forced, but, overall, its moral questions bear examination.
| Original Score: 68/100
Not only does Stigmata revel in anti-Vatican jabs that will offend religious-minded people, it goes over the top with its bloody Exorcist-style story.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
...a cathedral of cliches. Can a church sue a movie?
| Original Score: 5/10
A supernatural thriller about a Vatican conspiracy to suppress an Aramaic text that could shake the foundations of the church.
You really wouldn't rush out to see this, wait for the video.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tom Lazarus and Rick Ramage should be ashamed to have written such nonsense!
| Original Score: 1/4
A garish clashing of sacred images and bloody semihorror, this is a movie that defines the category: interesting failure.
Appear to have been inspired by old Iron Maiden videos!
Someone must take the blame for repeated lapses in continuity and common sense.
Even after watching Stigmata, I'll be damned, so to speak, if I can explain it!
What Stigmata suffers from is a bad case of late-1990s moviemaking. That is, it prefers sensationalism to making sense.
Stigmata is so bad it ultimately leaves you with the age-old question 'If there is a God why would he permit a film like this to be made?'
Never coming close to achieving the level of laughably bad, the dry and ludicrous Stigmata never rises above painfully bad.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Over-the-top imagery, music, and rapid-fire editing are the culprits that stigmatize the story.
| Original Score: 6/10
An overwrought horror story burdened by sluggish pacing, a lame screenplay with a distinct lack of internal logic and an insufferable soundtrack.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Why make a movie bound to insult someone else's faith? Has Hollywood run out of ideas that simply insult our intelligence?
Is there an eighth deadly sin called 'narcissistic direction'?
The movie definitely needs cinematic first aid.
Plays out its bag of tricks, continuously growing more and more ludicrous with each passing moment.
This girl could make millions doing Band-Aid commericals.
| Original Score: 4/10