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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates Christian missions into the area, but the discovery also causes strange events to start occurring -- including physical changes to a young, disabled boy (Billy Crawford), whom Merrin grows to suspect has been possessed by a demon.

Cast: Stellan Skarsgard , Gabriel Mann , Clara Bellar , Ralph Brown , Andrew French , Julian Wadham , Eddie Osei , Billy Crawford

Director: Paul Schrader

Genres: Horror

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

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Release Date: May 20th, 2005|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Devoid of thrills, and with nothing even vaguely frightening to distract moviegoers, it becomes clear that the story wasn't worth telling in the first place. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Not bad. It actually might have been considered pretty good had it been made 30 years ago, when people might have cared about the backstory of Father Merrin. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Awfully dull, with scant evidence of the sort of things that make horror movies attractive -- like mounting suspense and spine-tingling creepiness and, oh yeah, the element of horror. show more

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