• Priest (2011)

Priest

Release Date: May 13th, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 16th, 2011

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: Action , Fantasy , Horror

Production Co: Michael De Luca, Stars Road Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Mystery, Rivalry, Love, Family, Melodramatic

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Mark FeeneyBoston 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. show more

  • 40
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 75
    S.T. VanairsdaleMovieline

    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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