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The Rite Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 2, 2013
Though thoroughly predictable, this film is not to be taken too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A geniunely creepy film that takes faith and its subject matter seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Dull and overlong at times, but also scary when it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
Playing like a chilling short story, an intriguing central relationship between the leads makes up for what it lacks in pace or impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
August 16, 2011
Packed with a few good old fashioned jolts, "The Rite" is an atmospheric film that is kept on track by the performance of Anthony Hopkins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
April 16, 2011
Hopkins' light touch brightens up this exorcism film, one more concerned with creepy atmosphere than straight-out nastiness.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
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
George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald
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
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 6, 2011
This exorcism thriller has enough elements to last the distance and offers an unsettling experience
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 27, 2011
Like many other bang-average exorcism movies, it follows a doubting man of God who rediscovers his faith, sharpish, when faced with a swivel-eyed grunter cracking their limbs and bellowing about Satan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
February 24, 2011
The Rite is a decently made exorcism thriller with an entertainingly hammy performance from Hopkins, but there are several unintentionally laughable moments and it's ultimately not that different from every other exorcism thriller you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
February 24, 2011
An effective mix of surprising fact and hard-edged fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Birmingham Post
February 23, 2011
The script, especially to start with, is fizzing with good lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James White
Empire Magazine
February 22, 2011
Hopkins does his thing, and Hallestrom leaves him alone to do it well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
February 22, 2011
Slow and laboured to start with, this sober spooker gets better once it realises its true calling and lets its star off the leash.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Hazelton
Screen International
February 10, 2011
More interested in theology than gut-churning effects, The Rite is a creepy exorcism thriller elevated a bit above the norm for that reliable genre by a classy look and the gravitas of star Anthony Hopkins.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
February 3, 2011
The Rite effectively examines faith under fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Jackie K. Cooper
February 1, 2011
The fact this Anthony Hopkins led movie is based on a true story makes the implications more intense and the possibilities scarier.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kevin A. Ranson
January 30, 2011
What do you call an Exorcist-inspired film free of projectile pea soup and set in Rome? Not too bad, actually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

National Post
January 29, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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