The Prophecy (1995) Movie Review

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The Prophecy (1995)

1995 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Crime
98 minutes / 1h 38min

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The Prophecy Plot Synopsis:

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it.

The Prophecy (1995) Review

The Prophecy (1995) is a 1h 38-min rated R American fantasy horror-thriller film that is the first installment of The Prophecy series which includes four sequels and was shot in Arizona, USA. The Prophecy director and writer Gregory Widen (Highlander (1986), Highlander (1992-1998), Backdraft (1991)) executed one of his most memorable pieces of work that combine horror and religion. The movie contains graphic images from adult sexual magazines, graphic bloody images, bad language, violence, scary scenes, suspense, a war between evil and good, thrills and action.


The Prophecy revolves around Archangel Gabriel looking for a particular evil soul on Earth and police officer Thomas Dagget who accidently is caught in the middle of an angel war. A few angels hold a grudge over humankind and wish to find a domain for themselves. Gabriel and a few of his people try to start a war, with Lucifer reigning over hell, Gabriel thinks that God’s favorite is men. Gabriel (Christopher Walken - Catch Me If You Can (2002), Wedding Crashers (2005), The Deer Hunter (1978), Pulp Fiction (1994)) tries to find the dark soul of a war hero because the dark soul will help him win the heaven war. Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen - A History of Violence (2005), The Road (2009), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)) knows that another domain means that they will have another hell and he does not want two hells.

Christopher Walken does not appeal to me with his jet black hair which makes him looks out of place, but the plus is that the black hair makes him look creepy which fits his character. Will good or evil win the war? The Prophecy is a must see film. For those who are a fan of TV series, Supernatural fans can see the 2nd war in one of their episodes. The movie, by all means, is not a very good film but the messages it sends off, and the logic behind it is something everyone should see.

  • The Prophecy Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 5.96
  • IMDB: 6.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.3

About The Prophecy 1995

Title: The Prophecy
Year: 1995
Runtime: 98 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Crime
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.98/5 stars from 26,581 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 26,581
MPAA Rating: R
The Prophecy Cast Starring: Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Christopher Walken, Viggo Mortensen, J.C. Quinn, Steve Hytner, Shawn Nelson, Eric Stoltz, Amanda Plummer, Adam Goldberg, Moriah 'Shining Dove' Snyder, Nick Gomez, Paul Schmidt, Emily Conforto, Sioux-z Jessup, William 'Buck' Hart, Christina Holmes, Jeremy Williams-Hurner, Jeff Cadiente, Bobby Lee Hayes, John Sankovich, Thomas 'Doc' Boguski, Randy Adakai-Nez, Joseph Blake Arnold, Clark Hunter, Michele Spadaro, Emma Shenah, Albert Nelson
The Prophecy Writers: NA
The Prophecy Director: Gregory Widen
Production: Dimension Films
Language: English
Country: USA