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PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Though he is filled with doubt about the subject, seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) finds he must attend a Vatican school of exorcism. Believing possession to be the work of a troubled mind rather than actual demons, hel urges his superiors to look for answers in psychiatry. Then Michael becomes the apprentice of Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), a veteran exorcist, and encounters a terrifying force that causes him to question everything he believes.

Cast: Anthony Hopkins , Colin O'Donoghue , Alice Braga , Ciarán Hinds , Toby Jones , Rutger Hauer , Marta Gastini , Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Director: Mikael Hafstrom

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Rite (2011)

Release Date: January 28th, 2011|1 hr. 54 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 36 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's hard to deny that The Rite is guilty of sins against its audience. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    For all the hellfire histrionics and well-timed jump scares, there is actual, admirable intellect behind The Rite. show more

  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    A flimsy, occasionally spooky demon tale. show more

  • June 06, 2011 yo00000000092057
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    Two stars only because of Anthony Hopkins. It really deserves no stars at all for being a blatant piece of Catholic propaganda. The rubbish at the end of the movie when they do their little follow-up on the where-a-bouts and goings-on in the lives of the main characters is pathetic; the attempt to give the movie some sort of credibility. If you\'re looking for a bit of evil to brighten up your day, try Silence of the Lambs or listen to Dio - Holy Diver: both of those options are much more fulfilling. Shemhamphorasch

  • May 22, 2011 mikeborozdin
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    Decent flick. It will get lost in the sand of times, but definitely worth renting.

  • May 18, 2011 pimuseta
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    Utterly boring and lacking of anything slightly exciting. Great performance by Sir Anthony Hopkins as always but not even he could save this , what truly is an interesting and exciting script, from the lazy and talentless directing of this film. Don\'t bother with this one.

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25 Things You Didn't Know About Exorcism Movies

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Gary Susman on Jan 5th, 2012 8:00PM

Like body-swiping demons, exorcism movies simply refuse to go away. The latest one to take possession of the multiplex is 'The Devil Inside,' which premieres this Friday, and which is just one of...

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of May 17: 'The Mechanic' and 'The Rite'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on May 16th, 2011 3:00PM

There's plenty of thrills and chills on the DVD shelf this week. Heading the list is the latest outing from the one-man wrecking crew that is Jason Statham, who stars in 'The Mechanic' as an...

Anthony Hopkins' Exorcism Movie Has 'The Rite' Stuff: Box Office Report January 28 - 30

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jan 30th, 2011 1:43PM

Exorcism chiller 'The Rite' didn't scare up as much money as predicted, but it still took possession of enough ticketbuyers to claim the top spot at the box office. According to studio...

'The Rite' Review: Anthony Hopkins Fights to Keep Demons, Cliches at Bay

Posted by
William Goss on Jan 28th, 2011 11:20AM

"What were you expecting, spinning heads? Pea soup?," Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins) asks of both his young liege (Colin O'Donoghue) and the audience for 'The Rite,' which is no 'Exorcist' and it...

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