Lost Souls (2000)



Critic Consensus: Though Kaminski's film is visually stylish, Lost Souls is just another derivative entry in the Apocalypse genre, with lackluster direction, unengaging characters, and no scares.

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A modern thriller in which faith battles reason, Ryder plays a young woman who becomes aware of a conspiracy to enable the Devil to walk the earth in human form. To defeat the prophesy, she must convince a respected New York crime journalist, who is devoid of faith, that he is in fact the target of the conspiracy.
R (for violence/terror and some language)
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Winona Ryder
as Maya Larkin
Ben Chaplin
as Peter Kelson
Sarah Wynter
as Claire Van Owen
John Hurt
as Father Lareaux
Elias Koteas
as John Townsend
John Beasley
as Mike Smythe
Victor Slezak
as Father Thomas
John Diehl
as Henry Birdson
Brad Greenquist
as George Viznik
W. Earl Brown
as William Kelson
Brian Reddy
as Father Frank
James Lancaster
as Father Jeremy
Paul Kleiman
as Paramedic
Alfre Woodard
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Lost Souls

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (28)

Alas, look is everything here and storytelling and characters are next to nothing, so what emerges is oddly ineffectual and uninvolving -- visually striking set pieces set loose in a void.

Full Review… | January 6, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The tedious storytelling sucks the life and soul out of the characters far more effectively than Satan ever manages.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

[An] unholy mess of a flick.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

With the original Exorcist back at the multiplex, you don't need this pale copy.

May 8, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The movie concludes with what may be the most anti-climactic Antichrist showdown in the history of devil dramas.

December 31, 1999
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Despite its spooky, color-desaturated visuals, guffaws, not screams, are more in order.

December 31, 1999
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lost Souls

Lost Souls is a dark and suspenseful thriller that explores the battle between spiritual forces. The story follows an exorcist who attempts to save a man who has been mark to be Satan's vessel, so that he can take human form. Winona Ryder and Ben Chaplin lead the cast and give solid performances. The film is very stylized and atmospheric, which helps it to maintain an air of suspense and a sense of foreboding. And while the material is fairly derivative, it does have some dark turns and twists that give the story some additional intrigue and edginess. Though it does have flaws, Lost Souls is a hauntingly chilling supernatural thriller.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

A pretty interesting film. Not the greatest flick out there, but still a little entertaining with a few scares.

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

Super Reviewer


This unholy spawn of The Exorcist out of Rosemary's Baby is dreary going indeed, even when it becomes unintentionally hilarious.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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