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The Vatican Tapes (2015)



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THE VATICAN TAPES follows the ultimate battle between good and evil- God versus Satan. Angela Holmes is ordinary 27-year- old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It's all up to Father Lozano (MICHAEL PEÑA) to wage war for more than just Angela's soul, but for the world as we know it. (C) Lionsgatemore
Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing violent content, and some sexual references)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Morgan, Michael C. Martin, Christopher Borrelli
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 20, 2015
Box Office: $1.8M
Pantelion Films - Official Site


Michael Peña
as Father Lozano
Djimon Hounsou
as Vicar Imani
Kathleen Robertson
as Dr. Richards
Alex Sparrow
as Resident Kulik
Cas Anvar
as Dr. Fahti
Peter Andersson
as Cardinal Mattias Bru...
Sam Upton
as Orderly Mason
Michael Halsey
as Dr. Bramwell
Jarvis W. George
as Detective Simmons
Michael Paré
as Detective Harris
Alex Corrado
as Bishop Soldano
Scott Sheldon
as ER Receptionist
Max D. Adams
as ICU Doctor
Ann Reilly
as ICU Nurse #1
Amie Dellavalle
as ICU Nurse #2
Alison Lohman
as Psych Patient
Michael Gabriel
as Psych Ward Guard
Natasha Wright
as Levitating Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Vatican Tapes

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (6)

The film from director Mark Neveldine is so over the top that one can't help but imagine how the Wayans brothers might lampoon it, then embarrassingly recall them doing exactly so in "A Haunted House."

Full Review… | July 24, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

this hodgepodge of exorcism and possession clichés... flirt[s] uncomfortably with justifying clerical abuses as just a part of the Church's endless battle against Satan.

Full Review… | November 25, 2015
Sight and Sound

With its above-average cast and a gritty, realistic tone, this exorcism thriller is a lot more involving than most.

Full Review… | November 24, 2015

A routine regurgitation of demonology's familiar myths and legends: needless to say, possession is nine tenths of the lore.

Full Review… | November 1, 2015
Observer [UK]

In terms of characterisation and plotting, the film is utterly absurd, but taken as a fairground ride for the ghoulishly inclined, it just about passes muster.

Full Review… | October 30, 2015

The demonic-possession subgenre isn't exactly one crammed with quality cinematic experiences, but it hits a dull, unscary new low with this inept flick.

Full Review… | October 30, 2015
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Audience Reviews for The Vatican Tapes

I really laughed out loud in the theater, the worst way to spend 10 dollars!!!! terrible. terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Outstanding, see it as soon as you can before they start showing it at midnight. I see, (if this one's a success) future editions hopefully with Pena fighting evil along with Djimon, they make a good team.

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