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PG-13| 1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
In a society ravaged by centuries of war between humans and vampires, a legendary warrior priest (Paul Bettany), a veteran of the last conflict, lives in an enclosed city ruled by the church. When a murderous pack of vampires kidnaps his niece (Lily Collins), the priest breaks his sacred vows and sets out to rescue her before the bloodsuckers put the bite on her. Joining him on his quest are his niece's boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and a former priestess (Maggie Q) with supernatural fighting skills.

Cast: Paul Bettany , Karl Urban , Cam Gigandet , Maggie Q , Lily Collins , Brad Dourif , Stephen Moyer , Christopher Plummer

Director: Scott Stewart

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Horror

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Priest (2011)

Release Date: May 13th, 2011|1 hr. 27 min.

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  • It appears that turning the John Ford/John Wayne classic "The Searchers" into the church-vs-vampire adventure Priest was not an altogether god-awful idea. As long as we don't get "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" as an elegiac zombie drama, this adaptation of a graphic novel has some bite. show more

  • A short, dour and stodgy creature feature with average 3D effects that draws on so many film influences from westerns, action adventures and sci-fi tales that what fun there is comes from spotting the many sources. show more

  • To Stewart and screenwriter Cory Goodman's credit, the whole set up takes about 10 minutes flat, leaving Priest's remaining 77 minutes to the dark, desolate action at hand. Even more to their credit, there's something evocative in that darkness, something poetic in its desolation. show more

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  • December 27, 2012 dotty0251
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    Loved Bettany in Legion,,, Love him in Priest....

  • December 26, 2012 im00000000133846
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    No one realizes that this is actually a comic series... And Scott Stewart RAPED it badly and called it \"new\". I will never siggest this movie to anyone. If anyone wants to watch some thing like this, READ the comics.. They are far better.

  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    unique story but far fetched by a bit! lol good acting for the most part though.. worth watching if you dont have anything else to watch really

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