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Priest Reviews

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Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
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
Examiner.com
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
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
Grae Drake
Movies.com
May 20, 2011
It's a lot of talky-talky and very little smashy-smashy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 12, 2013
'Priest' is about five beads shy of a rosary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
August 23, 2011
Vampires, cowboys and warrior priests: an unholy mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
May 12, 2011
The over-optimistic promise of a sequel will hopefully be one premise which remains dead and buried. For ever and ever. Amen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 13, 2011
Bettany has little character and the 3D effects are appalling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 13, 2011
Lately, it feels like there are two things you can count on in a Screen Gems movie. 1) It will suck. 2) It will feature Cam Gigandet. And he will suck.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 16, 2011
So bad it's almost good...almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
May 5, 2011
A dourly humourless, futuristic farrago.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mike Hale
New York Times
May 13, 2011
The film, based in name only on a series of South Korean graphic novels, has nice, washed-out desert exteriors and some cool jet-powered motorcycles, but there's nothing in the hackneyed story or the derivative action scenes to make you take notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brett Michel
Boston Herald
May 14, 2011
The action's fairly toothless, and the abrupt, anemic ending promises a sequel. The filmmakers will have to pray pretty hard for that miracle.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
TheHorrorShow
August 26, 2015
Another broad yet eclectic little genre-blender to (maybe) toss into your rental queue.
May 5, 2011
Not terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
May 13, 2011
On a visceral level, Priest offers enough action and cool bits to probably hold the interest of most 14-year-old boys, but its hodgepodge story and overall derivative nature make it feel like a movie that should have come out back in the '90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2 1/2 stars
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
There's an overriding sense that many aspects of the movie have either been shockingly underdeveloped... or left on the cutting room floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 7, 2011
Paul Bettany in a cassock with a cross biroed on to his forehead, potholing with vampires. In 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
August 31, 2011
An ugly exercise in genre filmmaking and religion bashing, Priest marks a new low in the action/horror hybrid, and once again proves why Paul Bettany is the worst action star working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 13, 2011
In the way it unimaginatively regurgitates familiar genre elements in service of preachy piousness, director Scott Charles Stewart's cinema is the equivalent of Christian rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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