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The Rite (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 28 January 2011 (USA)
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The Rite is a movie starring Colin O'Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, and Ciarán Hinds. An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Father Lucas Trevant
... Michael Kovak
... Angeline
... Father Xavier
... Father Matthew
... Istvan Kovak
... Rosaria
... Aunt Andria
... Francesca
Andrea Calligari ... Vincenzo
... Eddie
... Nina
... Young Michael
... Sandra
Rosa Pianeta ... Woman in Exorcism Video
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Michael, the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon. Despite witnessing some supernatural occurrences during the aforesaid exorcism... Written by who knows

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,789,393, 30 January 2011, Wide Release

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$33,047,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,143,987
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Mikael Håfström attended exorcisms to prepare for directing the film. He was not allowed to witness them, but he could hear what was happening from outside the door. See more »

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The light was always outside the confessional box and would be switched off if someone was occupying the confessional by the priest or would be switched off if no priest was available. This is not a goof See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man#1: Don't be afraid.
Man#2: Do you believe in sin?
Woman: [whispering] There's nothing to believe.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Brothers logo breaks apart and reforms as the New Line Cinema logo. A voice says "Don't be afraid. Do you believe in sin? There's nothing to believe in." See more »

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Referenced in Visionado obligado: Ondskan (Evil) (2011) See more »

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Written by Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSylva), Ray Henderson and Al Jolson
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Entertaining, Well-Acted/Photographed
14 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Here's a modern-day "exorcist movie" that is "without the head-turning and pea soup," as Father Lucas Trevant" (Anthony Hopkins) puts it early in the movie.

Without the gross stuff - although there are some scary and not-so-pleasant sights and scenes - it makes for a more intelligent look at the subject matter.

Hopkins, no surprise, is excellent in his role at the veteran cleric who has been through many exorcisms. His antagonist, so to speak, is a young seminary student who extremely skeptical. (In fact, in real life, a guy with that little belief in God would never be in a seminary.). Anyway, Colin O'Donoghue is good, too, in that role as "Michael Kovak." Set mostly in Florence, Italy, the photography is nice and the story flows smoothly, building in intensity as it goes.

It was very entertaining and is recommended.


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