The Rite

The Rite

DVD - 2011
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Inspired by true events, this supernatural thriller follows a seminary student sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. Only when sent to apprentice with legendary Father Lucas, who has performed thousand of exorcisms, does his armor of skepticism begin to fall. Drawn into a troubling case that transcends even Father Lucas's skill, the young seminarian glimpses a phenomenon science can't explain or control.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, [2011]
ISBN: 9780780665637
Branch Call Number: DVD RIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 09, 2018

We thought it was a dark movie with many boring moments. The young priest was great at being quiet with a look on his face that says "what is going on here". After 40 minuets or so we decided to turn it off just did not create enough interest to finish it.

Jul 27, 2018

I am a cradle Catholic so perhaps my opinion is a bit biased. Basically, Catholic or not, if you except the fact that Satan does exist then I think you'll like this movie and maybe even find it a bit disturbing since it is based on a true story. If you do not believe Satan exists then you probably aren't going to get too wrapped up in this movie. Simple as that.

Apr 25, 2017

Entertaining thriller about demonic possession and exorcism. Not exploitative or grotesque in its presentation. Three character storyline in the third act. Sir Anthony Hopkins is very effective and disturbingly so in the final act. Once again, how much is History and how much is Hollywood in this recreation of true events.

Mar 24, 2015

You need a low threshold of persuasion to take the two-dimensional Hopkins seriously in most of his roles, though he did make a good Hitler years ago, capturing the dictator's metallic personality. This tedious film requires acceptance of demon-possession to work at all; otherwise avoid it.

Jul 17, 2014

Once again, another incredible performance by Hopkins-- he's almost as creepy in this as in The Silence of The Lambs.

It was nice to see O'Donoghue in a role other than the dashing Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time (which is a great show!)

This movie will keep you guessing until the end whether or not Father Lucas (Hopkins) set the whole thing up or if Michael (O'Donoghue) is crazy/ correct about the "possessions" being psychological issues or if the devil truly does exist.

Sep 15, 2013

Based on true events but now everything seems to be. It was very slow and melodramatic. The young actor co-starring Anthony Hopkins seemed like he was always bored and annoyed at Hopkins and did not really act. I'd say this was more drama than horror with some disturbing images but quite a boring 'possession' movie.

Sep 12, 2012

The Rite is a movie based on the true story of a young seminary student who is sent to the Vatican to study exorcism. In Rome the student becomes an apprentice to Father Lucas who has performed hundreds of exorcisms. Once skeptical and losing his faith the student experiences strange and scary events that renew his faith. Other than the exorcism scenes the movie is rather slow and mundane.

Dec 17, 2011

Very very good! A must see film!!!

Nov 18, 2011

An average religious horror/thriller. Not terrible, but not outstanding either

roadshowrigoletto Nov 03, 2011

It is with only the greatest amount of irony that I say "Dear god, if you can avoid this one, do avoid this one." And I mean it. Oh, yes, it has higher production values than the average indie film. And it's got able actors going through their able paces, remembering where to stand, when to move, and what to say when they get to their spot. But this, this piece of tripe should be regarded as nothing so much as seriously bad propaganda. And dishonest about it, too. All with the veneer that is provided by nods to Rationality and Progress. This is just Two Cheers for the Auto-da-fe, if you ask me. Yeah, it's got Mr. Hopkins. And he's collecting a likely substantial paycheck for being in this one. Ciaran Hinds, too. (Less of a paycheck, but then his role was likely done in a day. Two at most.) Long been a tradition of that. Just watch DeMille's ouevre if you need a remind. The moral of this exercise in sloppy thinking and delusional self-gratification: don't drink the Kool-Aid. Or rather the communion wine raised in toast to Theological Onanism.

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