The Rite

You can only defeat it when you believe.


The Rite
Based more or less on a true story, this exorcism tale kicks off in the US when a young man takes advantage of the church to get a college degree. When his plan of walking away collapses, he signs up for a one month course in exorcism in Rome. There, he tutors under an elderly and experienced priest, but their different outlooks lead to some problems. Then an unexpected victim becomes possessed ...

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Drama, Horror, Thriller.

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This can even stop Hannibal.
This can even stop Hannibal.

Credits

Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Rutger Hauer, Marta Gastini
Director
Mickael Håfström
ScreenplayMichael Petroni, based on the book by Matt Baglio
MusicAlex Heffes
CinematographyBen Davis
EditingDavid Rosenbloom
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byNew Line Cinema, Contrafilm, Fletcher & Company

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror, drama
LanguageSome
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyStrong religious issues
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Boston Globe
5
Die Burger
Amanda de Lange quote iconGlo maar in Hopkins
10
Cape Times
Frank Scheck quote iconRite gets it wrong
5
Box Office
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo quote iconEven if Hopkins completists support it, word of mouth will seriously douse this ceremonial flame.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconI 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.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconA 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.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconTo the extent that The Rite aims to differentiate itself from The Exorcist, it does a passable job.
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconHafstrom relies on atmosphere to scare us. He shouldn't have. It doesn't. By the end, The Rite goes wrong in every way.
5
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconIt's a mixed blessing.
11
Metacritic.com
33 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
127 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAnthony 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
4

What the People say

Internet
3459 Netizens
12

Average .. 41%

8

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