The Rite 2011

Inspired by true events, The rite follows sceptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to …
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Inspired by true events, The rite follows sceptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil's reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.

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  • God squad – The Rite Review

    Reviewed by Simon Miraudo

    Mikael Håfström’s demonic-possession flick The Rite has an interesting credit; perhaps the first of its kind: “Suggested by the book The Rite – The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Matt Baglio”. Sugg...

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Member Reviews

  • Didn't realise I'd seen this already (probably at the cinema) but it was just as good the second time around. Would recommend to those that like supernatural and thriller type movies.

  • Not great, very slow

  • Enjoyed it.

  • I liked this movie. Interesting story and Anthony Hopkins excellent as usual.

  • Why Anthony Hopkins? It didn't do it for me as seeing Hopkins as an exorcist was way too unrealistic. They could have taken Tom Cruise we would have got the same effect. Anyway American BS with a few good scenes and a good start but unfortunately the last forty five minutes were full of cliches. And it's based on a true story.. Whatever!

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