• The Reaping (2007)

The Reaping

Release Date: April 5th, 2007

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2007

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Katherine Morrissey (Hilary Swank), a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to prove that a supernatural force is not behind the occurrences, but soon finds that science cannot explain what is happening. Instead, she must regain her faith to combat the evil that waits in a Louisiana swamp.

Cast: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba, AnnaSophia Robb, Stephen Rea, Andrea Frankle, Samuel Garland, Stuart Greer

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Dark Castle Entertainment, Village Roadshow Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Suspenseful, Small town, Transformation, 2000s, Mystery, Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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