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Rarely scary and often dull, The Unholy falls back on the same tired tropes that have already been done to death by countless other religious horror movies. Read critic reviews

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It's got some good jump scares and the plot doesn't drag, but disappointing CGI and a predictable story make it hard to take The Unholy too seriously. Read audience reviews

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The Unholy follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister.

Cast & Crew

Cary Elwes
Bishop Gyles
Katie Aselton
Dr. Natalie Gates
William Sadler
Father Hagan
Diogo Morgado
Monsignor Delgarde
Janelle Feigley
Photographer, Reporter
Sam Raimi
Producer
Andrea Ajemian
Executive Producer
Romel Adam
Executive Producer
Craig Wrobleski
Cinematographer
Jake York
Film Editor
Joseph Bishara
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Critic Reviews for The Unholy

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (37)

  • It's a credit to Brown, Morgan, and Sadler that the story works at all. These actors maintain the illusion that The Unholy is a competent horror movie for far longer than it deserves.

    April 9, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's not all bad, but it's not much good.

    April 6, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Coming out on the high heels of Lil Nas X's controversial "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," this devil's tale feels laughably tame.

    April 5, 2021 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • The Unholy is not designed to be deep, but since glimmers of depth are present, the lack of follow-up makes this a disappointing watch.

    April 2, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Unholy has the stately aura (and endless speechifying) of a sermon, but it's really a creaky nothing of a B-movie, like a chintzy Halloween exhibit set up inside an old church.

    April 2, 2021 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
  • Has an intriguing premise but cuts too many corners in its catechism.

    April 1, 2021 | Full Review…

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