• Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Exorcist: The Beginning

Release Date: August 20th, 2004

DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2005

R |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

Father Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) is haunted by his experiences in World War II, when occupying Nazi troops forced him to be complicit in their atrocities. In the aftermath, he has renounced his faith and begun working as an archaeologist. He travels to Kenya, where a fifth-century Byzantine church holds ancient relics. There he encounters Sarah (Izabella Scorupco), a doctor and concentration camp survivor. The strange occurrences that soon begin reunite him with the evil he sought to escape.

Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, James D'Arcy, Izabella Scorupco, Remy Sweeney, Julian Wadham, Andrew French, Ralph Brown, Ben Cross

Director: Renny Harlin

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Morgan Creek Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Dark, Mystery, Doctor, 1940s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The scariest thing about this film is how desperate the makers are to earn a scream. show more

  • 50
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Nothing fails like bad horror. But it's not despicable. It is merely boring. show more

  • 50
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The movie goes too far on too little motivation - and the middle section, with its maggoty villains, roiling skies and native revolts, seems almost barmy. Yet Exorcist: Beginning does score a small victory. It's not as bad as you'd think.

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