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The Ritual (2017)

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Following the sudden, violent death of their best mate, four young men reunite for a hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. Deep in the black, Nordic forest they find themselves lost in a hell of sinister nightmares and pagan sacrifices. For these ancient woods are home to a malevolent deity which will force them to face the darkness inside themselves.

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Critic Reviews for The Ritual

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (5)

A superior B-movie shocker set in the hinterlands of northern Sweden.

October 16, 2017 | Full Review…

If it lacks the originality and sheer muscle of the best horror fare, this does offer an astute take on fragile thirtysomething machismo.

October 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Starts with an effective inciting incident but devolves into something that feels overly familiar.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Directed by David Bruckner, the film's horror is engaging; its look, handsome. While thoughtfully done, the entertainment value of this sombre scare fiesta isn't high.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Surely the best Yank-directed horror movie about English blokes terrorized by monsters in Romania-posing-as-Sweden that you'll see this year.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The actors uphold it with all their strength, but that sadly doesn't prove to be enough to overcome the familiar and clichéd storytelling.

November 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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