• The Rite (2011)

The Rite

Release Date: January 28th, 2011

DVD Release Date: May 17th, 2011

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 Håfström

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Contrafilm

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: School, Mystery, Gripping, 2010s, Fall, Suspenseful, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Rite becomes more ludicrous as it goes along, with more than a few lines of dialogue from Michael Petroni's over-the-top screenplay eliciting unintended titters. show more

  • 15
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    Hafstrom, on the other hand, has some serious work ahead of him if he wants any kind of absolution after this wreck. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Hopkins is having a blast, and he's fun to watch. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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