The Devil and Father Amorth

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The Devil and Father Amorth sets out to interrogate age-old questions of faith, but fails to find enough compelling answers -- or reasons for viewers to watch.

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Years after he changed the landscape of American filmmaking with 1973's THE EXORCIST, director, co-writer and legendary storyteller William Friedkin moves from fiction to fact with his new documentary, THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH. What began as a brief conversation between Friedkin and Father Gabrielle Amorth - the head Exorcist for the Diocese of Rome for over 30 years - as two professionals who knew of each other's work soon transformed into an once-in-a- lifetime opportunity, as Amorth agreed Friedkin could film an exorcism ceremony. It would be the ninth exorcism for a painfully afflicted woman, Cristina (a pseudonym), who had already been under Father Amorth's care - and it would be filmed by Friedkin alone, with no other crew allowed, no light other than the natural light in the room and a small digital camera-and-mic unit that could capture the ritual and its revelations. Combining the startling and singular footage from Cristina's exorcism with interviews from priests and psychologists, neurosurgeons and non-believers, Friedkin guides us on a journey into the twilight world between the boundaries of what we know and what we don't with a singular and startling guide in the form of the urbane, charming and self-deprecatingly funny Father Amorth, a man who laughs in the face of the Devil both figuratively and literally. Combining Friedkin's past memories and present observations with archival footage and new interviews - as well as also presenting what may be the only real exorcism ceremony captured on film - THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH is a startling and surprising story of the religion, the ritual and the real-world victims involved in possession and exorcism.

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  • With the whole film shot on a static, handheld video camera, both the content and execution fail to keep the attention, and at only 68 minutes long, Father Amorth still manages to drag incessantly.

    February 28, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • William Friedkin plays with good taste and his filmmaking agonizes towards the end of this 'true' documentary. [Full review in Spanish].

    January 15, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Devil and Father Amorth is pretty much just a glorified DVD extra with flimsy production values and a sense of self-aggrandizement.

    October 30, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I get the feeling that Friedkin decided to put the footage out there at the last minute which may explain the documentary's crude form. For those with faith Friedkin's documentary is downright chilling.

    October 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The Devil and Father Amorth is more than just a schlocky oddity, it's a fascinating exploration of the human brain and the power of religion.

    July 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • While providing incredibly rare insight, The Devil and Father Amorth is an overly-jumbled, overwrought documentary experience whose reach unfortunately exceeds its grasp.

    July 2, 2018 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

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