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The Rite (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 28 January 2011 (USA)
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American seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donaghue) 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 Kovak (Colin O'Donaghue), 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 (Ciarán Hinds), who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas Trevant (Sir Anthony Hopkins), 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. ... 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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Trivia

The first trailer for this movie featured music from Wojciech Kilar's score of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), which also featured Sir Anthony Hopkins. See more »

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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

What follows is inspired by true events. The opening credits evaporate. The T in Rite is shaped like a Christian cross. The t's in the end credits are the same. See more »

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Sonny Boy
Written by Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSylva), Ray Henderson and Al Jolson
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Since Exorcist, there's maybe one or two movies of this subject that have been good...half decent...and this is one of them.
31 January 2011 | by poicopSee all my reviews

Sometimes you read reviews, but want to see the film so bad, you go, and because your expectations are so low. You enjoy the movie. Reviews seems to be on the good side, with earlier reviews being very bad.

This is a good movie. The acting is good. The directing is good. Unfortunately some people are bothered by the lead in the movie. But that's his job. And he did his job well. He was picked for a good reason. I would only be guessing why. But those/the director/writer who created this movie did a good job. The feel of this film, the length. I had a good time.

I would give this film a decent 7 out of 10. It does not rely on gore to scare you, or major special effects, or 3D. No doubt Anthony Hopkins is great in this film.

I enjoyed it. You get what you paid for. Your not going to get The Exorcist. But in the HORROR film library, if you ask me, 80 - 85% of them all are garbage, or slasher, gore, which I do not consider a "Horror Movie."

Well done everyone involved. It will not win awards. But so far it's a decent film that I will remember as one of the good ones from 2011.

Lastly....anyone talking during the movie...were silenced.


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Country:

USA | Hungary | Italy

Language:

English | Welsh | Italian | Latin | Russian | Hungarian

Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Blue Island, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,789,393, 30 January 2011

Gross USA:

$33,047,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,560,591
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