Anthony Hopkins again brilliant in this movie
Its worth the watch. Its a truckload better than most horror/thrillers. Its not as darkly disturbing as Emily Rose though.
Hopkins is .... well... Hopkins. its just good to watch him do anything. The atmosphere and almost everything except the main characters story is well done.
The main character arc is fairly hamfisted and twee. For some reason the good v bad priest thing is a rare beast to tame in the world of film, I'm sure the book reads quite tantalisingly.
Firstly, on a technical movie and a demonstration of just what the Blu-Ray format, Surround Sound and movie-making can do. The special effects, make-up, sound and footage of Rome were clearly excellent. Anthony Hopkins plays yet another good Hannibal Lector.
Now for the content. The object of horror is to play on fear and scare the day lights out of you using dark, phobias (cats , birds, spiders and heights etc.), but with movie and the documentary content tie-in makes me wonder where the movie makers, cast and consultants heads are at. This movie was either intended to scare the day light into you, scare you so much that you stay with a Jesus based faith or like all other movies make as much money as possible. On the first two cases it is based on a fallacious Dark Age’s fear and ignorance argument that has (like the Greek Gods of Old) toying with humanity and ignoring the notion of Free will and the Calvinist Dilemma of Pre-Determination. I will not (because of the sensitivity of the material and people actually involved inside its sphere and coz Satanists are just as badly flawed in their logic) be dismissive of it. But religious political and cult leaders have always sought to demand absolute faith and that the greatest skill of the Devil (Communism, Capitalism whatever dogma etc) is to convince you that he/she/it or them does/do not really exist.
I was being kind in giving this movie 4/10 my husband gave it a 7. Would definitely not recommend it at all.
Slow movie but Good to watch.
Overall disappointing. The two priests in question seem as confused as the script itself. Truly a sad take on of the classic "The Exorcist". Sound and music score lifts the film a little. Not Anthony Hopkins greatest performance ..or even close to it.
yeah this is a decent flick with great acting,good story line and a decent ending and i give this movie a 6 outta 10
My reaction to this movie is a bit of a mixed bag. So let's get the obvious out of the way first, Anthony Hopkins is very good in this movie. Another positive is that I liked the 'feel' of the movie and the way the subject matter is dealt with, especially with the pregnant subject the priest try to help. However, I really did not like the main character, Michael, nor did I feel that his journalist friend gave anything to the story, and was just a waste of a character. Although I liked a lot about this movie, the boring main character and some pacing issues towards the end prevented me from REALLY liking this movie. Having said all that, if the viewer is looking for a good exorcism movie, I have seen worse than this one and is worth a look.