The Rite (2011) Movie Review


The Rite (2011)

2011 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
114 minutes /

User Score: 46/100

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The Rite Review


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

Title: The Rite
Year: 2011
Runtime: 114 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.3/5 stars from 213 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 213
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Toby Jones, Alice Braga, Don Kress, Rutger Hauer, Chris Marquette, Torrey DeVitto, Colin O'Donoghue, Ciarán Hinds, Marija Karan, Rosa Pianeta, Giampiero Ingrassia, Rosario Tedesco, Cecilia Dazzi, Attila Bardóczy, Nadia Kibout, Anita Pititto, Sandor Baranyai, Fabiola Balestriere, Anikó Vincze, Marta Gastini, Adriano Aragon, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Peter Arpesella, Arianna Veronesi, Andrea Calligari, Jasper Jacob, Nico Toffoli, Ben Cheetham
Writers: Michael Petroni, Matt Baglio
Director: Mikael Håfström

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