You can only defeat it when you believe.
Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Rutger Hauer, Marta Gastini
|Screenplay||Michael Petroni, based on the book by Matt Baglio|
|Produced by||New Line Cinema, Contrafilm, Fletcher & Company|
|Blasphemy||Strong religious issues|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Amanda de Lange Glo maar in Hopkins
Frank Scheck Rite gets it wrong
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Even if Hopkins completists support it, word of mouth will seriously douse this ceremonial flame.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert I admire The Rite because while it delivers what I suppose should be called horror, it is atmospheric, its cinematography is eerie and evocative, and the actors enrich it.
Jason Anderson A turgid thriller that only comes to life in the few moments when Anthony Hopkins becomes possessed by the spirit of Anthony Hopkins in much better movies.
James Berardinelli To the extent that The Rite aims to differentiate itself from The Exorcist, it does a passable job.
Peter Travers Hafstrom relies on atmosphere to scare us. He shouldn't have. It doesn't. By the end, The Rite goes wrong in every way.
T. Durgin It's a mixed blessing.
Tomatometer Anthony Hopkins is as excellent as ever, but he's no match for The Rite's dawdling pace and lack of chills -- or Colin O'Donoghue's tentative performance in the leading role
What the People say
Average .. 41%