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Priest

(2011)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/13/2011 , 87min.
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93%
Viewer score based on 261 ratings
41%
Critic score based on 13 reviews

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December 27, 2012
dotty0251
Loved Bettany in Legion,,, Love him in Priest....
December 26, 2012
im00000000133846
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
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
September 23, 2011
cy00000000102345
It makes me sad that Paul Bettany has been shunted into crappy films and crappy roles like this for the past decade. He's such a good actor and extremely versatile. Not many people can switch effortlessly from a raunchy Geoffrey Chaucer to a crazed albino monk.
September 03, 2011
mb00000000100619
I thought this movie was okay, it could of been pushed a little more further in terms of description of the origins and the characters. If this movie was just a build up for the next one then, I'll be waiting for the next one for sure! The concept was very interesting.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Boxoffice Magazine
In an era where monster mythology has become raw material for all sorts of mediocrity, Priest is one of the best examples of a broad-scale vampire blockbuster. Full Review
J.R. Jones
Chicago Reader
This is mildly entertaining for its cheery sacrilege (crucifixes that turn into throwing stars, etc), but once the premise has been rolled out, the movie is about as surprising to watch as the Stations of the Cross. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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. Full Review
Leslie Felperin
Variety
Not exactly an unholy mess, but still a rather too pious retread of classic sci-fi/action/horror riffs that lacks originality or pizzazz. Full Review
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
Priest is based on a series of Korean graphic novels. What it's really based on, though, is other movies - a whole lot of other movies. Full Review
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