The Rite Review
Synopsis:An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.
The Rite stars one of my favorite actors, Anthony Hopkins. Hopkins delivers an excellent performance in this duel role. The side of the skeptic is kept in the mix at all times, and I loved the eerie mood maintained throughout the horror movie. This film felt like an excellent companion to The Exorcist. An updated for the modern times and graphically appealing demon movie to watch a few times as replay value is there. The Rite makes good with leaving you questioning yourself about all those demons and angels questions and balancing our modern existence with science. The weirdest scenes are the possession of the pregnant girl and the possession "scary faces" that were created.
The Rite favorite quote: Father Lucas Trevant says "Be careful Michael, choosing not to believe in the devil doesn’t protect you from him."
Inspired by true events, this supernatural thriller follows a seminary student (Colin O’Donoghue) sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his doubts about the controversial practice and even his faith. Only when sent to apprentice with legendary Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who has performed thousand of exorcisms, does his armor of skepticism begin to fall. Drawn into a troubling case that transcends even Father Lucas’s skill, the young seminarian glimpses a phenomenon science can’t explain or control – and evil so violent and terrifying that it forces him to question everything he believes.
About The Rite (2011)
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Writers: Michael Petroni, Matt Baglio
Director: Mikael Håfström