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  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Although The Reaping' borrows elements from classics of the genre -- rips them off might be more accurate -- it fails to build the psychological tension that made them so creepily good. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    As if this drivel weren't bad enough, the ending blatantly threatens a sequel show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An effectively unsettling mix of Southern gothic and Old Testament hugger-mugger, with shades of "The Exorcist" and even "Rosemary's Baby" thrown in. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The script, which is rarely smart and barely scary, offers little more than a checklist of panic-inducing plagues, from locusts to boils to bad Southern accents. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    One either likes this sort of thing or not. Even fans might not buy the ending in which more people get wiped out than in Hurricane Katrina. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    This stuff is strictly run of DeMille. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Swank and Elba work hard for their paychecks, but Rea quite literally phones in his performance. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Notable for its enthusiastic abandonment of any semblance of narrative coherence. show more

  • 38
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Ludicrous and overstuffed, it plows through the Big 10 of Biblical plagues. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's hard to say what is more responsible for the film's utter failure: Hopkins direction, the editing, or the screenplay. The result is such a muddle that one assumes each aspect deserves part of the blame. show more

  • August 10, 2008 AJulieAnn36
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    I actually loved this movie. Not sure why the ratings were much better on this one.

  • July 10, 2008 obigguy456702146
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    an okay thriller/horror

  • May 22, 2008 aceman14613
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    Well i have been going to only the movies the critics hate and it seems to be working out well. This movie was entertaining a bit scary and worth the time.

  • May 22, 2008 teegreenisen
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    I really enjoyed this movie. I love movies that keep you on the edge, waiting for the next thing to happen.thought it was a good cast, too.

  • May 22, 2008 tubularglamour
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    ?

  • May 22, 2008 ladydede1
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    If you're looking for an edge on your seat, suspense, spine chilling thriller, this is the movie to see! You will be startled by unexpected events, and goosebumps from time to time from chilling surpises. This is a must movie for anyone who believes in the Bible and the Book of Revelations. Absolutely recommend this movie! 5*****(STAR) Movie!

  • May 22, 2008 petpetel
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    scary unexpecting and it speak's the truth a must see movie. forget critics they hate every movie

  • May 22, 2008 dolphinlovernnc
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    the reaping was a littel scary beacase im 13 and my sister 10 my dad took us

  • May 22, 2008 Rhonda
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    Not great but good. I' not a big Hillary Swank fan, but I enjoyed it...jumped a few times...and appreciated the Biblical allusions. Brush up on your Bible and go see it.

  • May 22, 2008 welcome geek
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    This movie was a complete waste of time and it wasnt even scary I new i should have seen Grindhouse instead.

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