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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Hopkins gives the production what he was hired for. Whenever you wonder how much longer he can trade on Hannibal Lecter's special zest, the same answer comes up-a lot. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    As Hopkins himself goes wild-eyed and FX-ed with popping veins, The Rite gives up on asking us to take it seriously. show more

  • 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

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