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Priest Reviews

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Clem Bastow
The Vine
August 25, 2011
What's not to like about badass Catholic vigilantes who fly through the air to punch demons in the face? (Don't answer that.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 22, 2011
Director Scott Stewart has fun with the genre, making effective use of 3D technology and amid the ridiculous, delivers an often surprisingly compelling B-movie with some superior elements.
Kevin A. Ranson
June 13, 2011
That's what churches are for... get in a man's way (especially when he needs to kill a horde of vampires).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
May 19, 2011
As happens with big-screen comics, the dialogue fizzles at times. But mostly this is a delicious mash-up of styles and genres: gothic, steampunk, Wild West, martial arts, dystopian fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 17, 2011
It may not be great, but it's pure, and it deserved better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 13, 2011
I guess you could call it a guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
S.T. VanAirsdale
May 13, 2011
I liked Priest, and I wouldn't much mind any of these characters returning.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Top Critic
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 13, 2011
[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 | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Douglas
May 13, 2011
It's admirable how a movie with so many obvious influences and references can offer an experience that still feels like its own thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Thomas Leupp
May 13, 2011
A surprisingly effective piece of genre filmmaking, littered with flaws but none so glaring as to sink the film as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 13, 2011
...society is protected by a band of licensed-to-kill clergy who power up with prayer and shoot cross-shaped ninja stars.
| Original Score: A-
Todd Gilchrist
Boxoffice Magazine
May 12, 2011
In an era where monster mythology has become raw material for all sorts of mediocrity, Priest is one of the best examples of a broad-scale vampire blockbuster.
| Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 11, 2011
[E]ven though it's easy to point out how derivative it is in a lot of ways, it's also sort of thrilling in how spare and clean and unself-conscious it is about itself...
Brent Simon
Screen International
May 10, 2011
A mélange of apocalyptic western, gothic horror and vampire action movie, Priest won't win any awards for originality. Still, it's streamlined and executed well enough to earn a tip of the cap from those in its target demo.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
Another broad yet eclectic little genre-blender to (maybe) toss into your rental queue.
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
March 13, 2013
Priest is one of those films you will forget about approximately five minutes after it's over. There is absolutely nothing memorable here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
The good news is that Priest is not nearly as painful to sit through as Legion. But that's about it for the good news.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 12, 2013
'Priest' is about five beads shy of a rosary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
Priest is a lousy action movie with boring characters, a convoluted plot, and, most unforgivable, very little compelling action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeff Beck
September 20, 2012
"Priest" is one of those films you will forget about approximately five minutes after it's over. There is absolutely nothing memorable or noteworthy about it
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

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March 13, 2012
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