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The Rite Reviews

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May 5, 2011
Despite Hopkins' balmy performance, this scare picture is too serious by half. In place of supernatural hocus-pocus we get artsy-fartsy set design, hoof prints in the snow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 16, 2011
Hopkins' light touch brightens up this exorcism film, one more concerned with creepy atmosphere than straight-out nastiness.
April 4, 2011
The contents of my iPod are more demonic than anything you'll see here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 23, 2011
Could have been put together in a much snappier way, with a hugely convoluted opening certainly not helping The Rite's uneven pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2011
Anthony Hopkins playing someone evil? SHOCKING. He is rather good at this schtick, but the script is flabby and cliche ridden. The young lead looks distractingly like an emo Ken doll too.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
March 14, 2011
Exorcist fans will be bored, Hopkins devotees will be confused, and Colin O'Donoghue obsessives exist only in the mind of Colin O'Donoghue.
March 10, 2011
Hopkins's hammy display serves The Rite well, if only to warn one and all this enjoyably silly movie is not to be taken all that seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 10, 2011
The Rite is about as scary as watching two kittens fight over possession of a scrunched up piece of paper.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 10, 2011
An exorcism movie in which all the scary bits have been exorcised.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 10, 2011
The filmmakers have gone with a stock-standard mould that offers nothing new. If there was a surprise... it was just how boring these characters were.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 9, 2011
This dreary affair is 'inspired by actual events', but it's a very low-wattage entry into the genre of the exorcist movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2011
The Rite is devoted alright -- to exorcising all thought with an arsenal of would-be scare tactics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 9, 2011
It may not convince you of the existence of the devil but, with its true-story twist on a popular cinematic theme, it adequately entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2011
It's the cinematic equivalent of a modest, drab meal; you can eat it, but you probably won't enjoy it. Unless you're a priest and you're used to eating that sort of thing.
March 9, 2011
Heavy in body yet light in soul, earnest in approach yet dreary in its delivery, it is a film which cannot decide its path, and in turn finds itself walking down the road to obscurity, just like many of its kind before it.
March 9, 2011
In The Exorcist - made 38 years ago mind you - we had a possessed little girl saying horrible, unrepeatable things. Here, one of the worst expletives shared by the demon is the phrase "kissy lips". Alright then.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 7, 2011
Hannibal Lector takes on Satan in this well intentioned yet sluggish demonic possession thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 6, 2011
There was a moment here when the film could have taken flight into a fiery showdown between the young priest-turned-atheist and his elders in the Church. If only
March 6, 2011
This exorcism thriller has enough elements to last the distance and offers an unsettling experience
March 2, 2011
No solo no ofrece nada nuevo sobre el tema del exorcismo, sino que además posee un involuntario tono paródico (gentileza sobre todo de Anthony Hopkins) que hace imposible tomársela en serio.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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