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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  2 July 2014 (USA)
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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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(at around 18 mins) and (at around 1h 8 mins) The same man(black t-shirt, shorts, short hair) walks in front of the police station and the same cop car drives by. Clearly the scene was re-used. See more »

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Butler: This is it.
Sarchie: I think the Addams family lives here.
[about zoo lions]
Sarchie: You know, uh, the last time we took somebody else's job, you almost got eaten.
Butler: Yeah, if something eats me here, feel free to say "I told you so."
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A Stroll Through the Ancient City
Written by Simon Heath
Performed by Atrium Carceri
Courtesy of Cryo Chamber
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Deliver Us From Boredom
5 July 2014 | by (Tacoma, WA) – See all my reviews

2012 and early 2013 saw a strong surge in decent horror films. But there has been a significant drought of quality in the genre over the last 12 months, and unfortunately Deliver Us From Evil doesn't break the trend. There are a lot of animals acting weird, humans acting weirder, and a no nonsense police officer who refuses to believe in obvious supernatural occurrences. Sound familiar? That's because it is. Moviegoers have seen variations on this plot many times before. But does it make up for the lack of originality with style or well shot creep moments? Not really. The film's final 30 of its lengthy 118 minutes save it from being a total bust, but is that really a good thing? Horror fans deserve more.


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