Deliver Us Reviews

February 21, 2019
An affecting film showcasing the method of exorcism as a means of self-improvement and not some absurd spectacle as is often depicted in cinema.
February 6, 2019
This documentary does not provide enough context or insight to reward the viewing experience.
December 27, 2017
There are no set pieces here, which there could well have been. The director is not tempted to employ familiar techniques of shooting or representing this events usually confined to horror movies.
December 21, 2017
Oddly intriguing and surprisingly amusing, it's a film that illuminates a puzzling incongruity in these secular times.
October 30, 2017
A sobering, serious watch.
October 29, 2017
Di Giacomo directs a sober examination of a puzzling phenomenon.
October 29, 2017
It's almost funny, but director Federica Di Giacomo is careful that the genuine suffering of the people seeking help is never reduced to the status of freakshow entertainment.
October 27, 2017
The director doesn't judge; her doc is shot straight on, with as little editorial bias as she can muster.
October 27, 2017
It's awfully hard to take an exorcism seriously when it's being performed over the phone... but if it works, does that speak to the power of faith or the power of suggestion? And aren't they the same thing?
October 27, 2017
The forces of unreason are on the march in Federica Di Giacomo's disturbing documentary.
October 27, 2017
[Deliver Us] is uncomfortably exploitative.
October 26, 2017
A compelling look at the efforts of priests in Sicily to keep up with an increasing global demand for church-sanctioned exorcism.
October 26, 2017
Without ever interrogating the faith of priests or the "possessed", the film's observance of ancient rituals (ex)poses serious questions.
October 26, 2017
Federica Di Giacomo refrains from casting any moral judgement, but accurately captures the histrionic lunacy of this ingrained religious tradition that has become a social norm.
October 20, 2017
The filmmakers observe rather than interview or investigate, and much of the film is footage of actual church-sanctioned exorcisms.
October 19, 2017
Di Giacomo listens patiently to people who earnestly believe that they're plagued by a supernatural evil. In a way, their calm certitude is as scary as any actual demon.