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The Rite

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Supernatural

Release Date :

January 28, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Mikael Hafstrom

Starring :

Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Rutger Hauer, Chris Marquette, Franco Nero, Torrey DeVitto

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : c-

“..you know what isn't terrifying? Mules. Also not terrifying..”
by Keith Phipps [AV Club]
1 of 4

“..trots out the tired old belief..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 4

“..too many wrong chords during its final quarter hour..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..those wanting to see a film devoid of cliches and implausibility should look elsewhere..”
by Peg Aloi [Boston Phoenix]
1.5 of 4

“..the movie's primary pleasure is Hopkins..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..the movie is so slowed by talk, unnecessary characters and some odd symbolism..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..Please, no sequels!..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 5

“..might have been more affecting if the performances gave just a hint that its histrionics were more than that..”
by Sara Maria Vizcarrondo [Boxoffice Magazine]
2 of 5

“..If William Friedkin's 1973 The Exorcist is the genre's benchmark, this is its punchline..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
Review rate : D

“..commits the supreme sin of making the devil dull..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..becomes more ludicrous as it goes along..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]
“..a workmanlike B-movie that embraces as many of the genre's cliches..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
“..a slow-burning horror flick..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
“..a largely low-key, intelligent effort with midrange commercial potential..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]

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