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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

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New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

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In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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You haven't seen true evil


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Rated R for bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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Beware the Night  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,740,471 (USA) (4 July 2014)

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$30,523,568 (USA) (1 August 2014)
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Trivia

Despite the claims made throughout the marketing and in the film itself, this is not based on "actual accounts". While there really is a Ralph Sarchie who really was an NYPD officer who claims to have encountered paranormal phenomena in his work and who co-wrote an allegedly non-fiction book that "Deliver Us from Evil" purports to adapt, the film does not actually adapt any of the cases found in said book and instead features a wholly original plot imagined by director Scott Derrickson and his co-writer Paul Harris Boardman. See more »

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The movie takes place in 2013 in New York (mostly the Bronx). In one scene Mendoza is smoking a cigarette in the FDNY Bar. New York passed a clean air act that eliminated smoking in all bars in 2003. While a few establishments may turn a blind eye - it is highly unlikely a bar that caters to police and fire fighters would. See more »

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Mendoza: A saint is not a moral exemplar. A saint is a life-giver.
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Referenced in On Cinema: 'Deliver Us from Evil' and 'Tammy' (2014) See more »

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The Right Kind of Exorcism
12 July 2014 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I found a decent exorcism movie. I mean, some of the exorcism-theme movies I've watched is pretty decent if not too ordinary. Too similar with the process and the pace. So, when I see that Deliver Us From Evil has arrived, I too didn't really put up too much hope. I thought this is just another typical exorcism movie.

You see, most of the exorcism will always start with the same process. Some devil possessing a child (or someone), (usually) the parents got distracted over the fact and try to find a way to rid the devil. A priest got the information and try to help exorcise the demon. The priest done it successfully (or so he thought) only to find that the demon hasn't really left the child. The priest then try to find a much more experienced priest to help him and finally able to rid the devil for good, but with the cost of someone's life. That's pretty much how all exorcism related movie goes.

But not with this one. I'm actually pretty hyped up after watching it!!! The acting is great, the pace is good and basically got a different presentation to make this into a not boring "typical-exorcism" movie. It actually makes you yearn for more information, dragging your heighten-interest along the way and keeps up the momentum to finally gave you a shocking horror, straight to your face.

I dare gave it 8/10 for Deliver Us From Evil.


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