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The Rite (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 28 January 2011 (USA)
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An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

Director:

Mikael Håfström

Writers:

Michael Petroni, Matt Baglio (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Father Lucas Trevant
Colin O'Donoghue ... Michael Kovak
Alice Braga ... Angeline
Ciarán Hinds ... Father Xavier
Toby Jones ... Father Matthew
Rutger Hauer ... Istvan Kovak
Marta Gastini ... Rosaria
Maria Grazia Cucinotta ... Aunt Andria
Arianna Veronesi ... Francesca
Andrea Calligari Andrea Calligari ... Vincenzo
Chris Marquette ... Eddie
Torrey DeVitto ... Nina
Ben Cheetham ... Young Michael
Marija Karan ... Sandra
Rosa Pianeta Rosa Pianeta ... Woman in Exorcism Video
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA | Hungary | Italy

Language:

English | Welsh | Italian | Latin | Russian | Hungarian

Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rito See more »

Filming Locations:

Blue Island, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$33,047,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,143,987
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Franco Nero was in the announced cast. See more »

Goofs

When Rosaria dies, the policeman in uniform has the gun hooked to his belt with the stock on the wrong side. 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 Battling Darkness (2013) See more »

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Written by Alex Heffes
Performed by Alex Heffes
Courtesy of Evolution Music Partners, LLC
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Atmospheric supernatural drama...
5 October 2014 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

This is a movie that deals with the "delicate" theme of exorcism (i.e. the practice of evicting a demon from a person they are believed to be possessed). I describe it as delicate because it seems very difficult to distinguish a person with a mental illness from someone who is possessed, IF such thing exists at all in real life.

In past times, demonic possession was a common belief to explain the abnormal behavior of a person. Even nowadays, when everything else has failed, and the science can't provide a solution, people in some parts of the world still believe in that and seek help to practices of mysticism like exorcisms.

In this movie exorcism is presented in conjunction with lost faith. It is inevitable that the non-believer has to see with his own eyes for his faith to be restored.

The atmosphere of the movie is eerie from the start. Even before the demons...present themselves! The reluctant hero and the universe that conspires so he can find his way to God, is presented in a solid way.

The cast is good. Anthony Hopkins is as excellent as ever. The music helps to establish the theme of the movie and Rome and the Vatican look majestic as ever, maybe the best set to place such a movie.

There are some grisly images but you want be scared because of them. The director bets on the atmosphere if not anything else.

Overall: Not a great movie, but not bad either. It won't help your faith to become stronger. For that look elsewhere.


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