Hollywood has a long history of crafting terrifying fictional tales as well as exaggerating true stories in order stroke the fears of moviegoers. Fortunately, for us there is no need for ... See full summary »
Hollywood has a long history of crafting terrifying fictional tales as well as exaggerating true stories in order stroke the fears of moviegoers. Fortunately, for us there is no need for any of that in this film; the truth alone is enough. Warning this documentary will enlighten you! The Rite of Exorcism - Myths, Mystery and Hope tells the true story of the Catholic Church's most mysterious, yet misunderstood ritual, the Rite of Exorcism. Featuring world renowned experts and clergy, the Rite of Exorcism - Myth Mystery and Hope explains the phenomenon of Exorcism and lays to rest the theory that fiction is better than reality. Written by
I was at the theatrical screening of this film and there was a completely packed house. The audience reaction was very positive.
You have to look at a project like this for what it is. What it is NOT is a big budget Hollowood movie that is meant to entertain. If you want mindless entertainment that is based on some kind of made up fantasy, you will not like this film.
If you are looking for a thoughtful, thorough, educational, and authoritative look at the topic from an academic perspective, this film is awesome. There is little else out there that accomplishes what this does.
The production value is very high. From all the research I've done, the reenactments are very accurate and the acting, sets, lighting were all very strong.
The best reason to watch the film is that you can go in knowing nothing about the topic and leave with a very thorough and complete understanding of it in a very short time. So for this, it gets my recommendation.
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