The Rite

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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  • 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!

  • Disappointing.

  • Very slow, had its interesting parts although the beginning was a bit "all over the shop" and not a lot of purpose. Lacked depth and detail - which you'd accept if it had the action or horror elements - which this didn't. Without Anthony Hopkins, it would be a zero to 1 star, his portrayal and acting abilities got it to a 'bad' rating.

    Ian
  • Great acting I have to say, and if you are a truly religious person who believes in things like the devil and angels, you will just love it. If you are just a normal person however, who would expect an intelligent ending to justify you spending 2 hours watching crazy people talking about the supernatural, you will be left frustrated and quite annoyed!

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  • God squad – The Rite Review

    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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