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The Reaping (2007)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  5 April 2007 (USA)
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A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

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The death of a child in mysterious circumstances sparks a series of events that seem to represent biblical plagues, which start occurring in, of all places, a town called "Haven" that is located deep in the bowels of Bible belt country in the bayous of Louisiana. A former Christian missionary turned religious phenomena debunker and her top open minded student turned personnel assistant are sent to investigate. Written by suspicious

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£310,591 (UK) (20 April 2007)

Gross:

$25,117,498 (USA) (1 June 2007)
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The video camera carried by Ben while boating on the bloody river is a JVC HD-GR1, one of the earliest "pro-sumer" grade Hi-Def video cameras. See more »

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The young boy colors in some yellow in the lower left corner of his drawing showing the young girl and the dead cattle (adding to a little yellow already present). But when the female miracle debunker pulls out the drawing later, it had only the tiniest hint of yellow. See more »

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Doug Blackwell: Only a servant of God could kill His angel. You remember? What your God did to you in Sudan. What about your daughter, huh? Now that...
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Doug Blackwell: that is your God.
[gives Katherine the knife]
Doug Blackwell: Katherine.
Katherine Winter: [she doesn't take the knife] That wasn't God. God didn't kill my family. A weak, godless man filled with fear and hatred... a man like you. There's still that last plague, Doug. Death of the firstborn. You come from a long line of only children.
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Take Me to the Water
Arranged by Nina Simone
Performed by Nina Simone
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A "Lite" Version Of The Plagues
26 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since there has been no re-make of The Ten Commandments, I thought this movie might adequately do what's advertised: show the 10 plagues (with today's special-effects). However, except for the attack of locusts, the plagues were confined to a tiny area and nothing really to see. I mean the flies were limited to a small barbecue!!! When the real plagues came, in Moses day, they encompassed quite an area and frogs, flies, locusts, etc., came by the millions. Here, about 20 frogs dropped from the sky in a lake. It was ridiculous....and disappointing.

I also thought Hilary Swank was enough of a big-name actress that this wouldn't be some cheesy B-movie.

Wrong. This has a "B" feel to it all the way. Even the "twist" at the end is very predictable.

A 'B' film is exactly what it was, making me wonder how someone could go from "Million Dollar Baby" to this in so short a time. The only other name actor in here is Stephen Rea, and he has a small role.

Overall, it's not as terrible as I might be making it to be because it's entertaining enough to keep your interest - so I give it five points for that - but I expected more.


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