The Order Reviews

February 28, 2007
Devout Catholics will be appalled; everyone else will be asleep.
September 11, 2003
All the fine cinematography can't hide the sad fact that the second half of the film delivers none of the shocks and starts required of atmospheric horror.
September 10, 2003
The picture is so lethargic that I began to think of watching it as a form of atonement.
September 8, 2003
It's The Exorcist warmed over.
September 8, 2003
May be the nadir of the subgenre that produced The Exorcist (at its high end) and Stigmata (at its middle-to-low end).
September 8, 2003
The movie would be perfect material for a resurrected version of the TV spoof Mystery Science Theater.
September 8, 2003
A supernaturally silly drama about priests, exorcism, sin-eaters and Heath Ledger struggling with such pious problems as how to keep his fake Euro accent in place.
September 8, 2003
Cast adrift with vague, improbable characters and a plot that's at once under- and overcooked, the actors struggle to find a steady tone, lurching from somber to silly as the director tries to figure out what he's doing.
September 8, 2003
The writer- director offers musty musings on the relationship between faith and knowledge and characters that are hard to buy.
September 8, 2003
It's a horror movie that isn't frightening and a thriller that isn't thrilling.
September 8, 2003
Schlock that could and should have been better.
September 8, 2003
[Helgeland] beats up on the Catholic Church with the same brainless zeal and pointless histrionics as such Grade F noisemakers as Lost Souls and Stigmata.
September 8, 2003
There are no surprises here, just a movie that limps along like a wounded horse. At some point, you simply want to put the poor thing out of its misery.
September 6, 2003
An unholy mess from beginning to end.