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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.


Scott Derrickson


Scott Derrickson (screenplay), Paul Harris Boardman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Bana ... Sarchie
Edgar Ramírez ... Mendoza
Olivia Munn ... Jen
Chris Coy ... Jimmy
Dorian Missick ... Gordon
Sean Harris ... Santino
Joel McHale ... Butler
Mike Houston ... Nadler
Lulu Wilson ... Christina
Olivia Horton ... Jane
Scott Johnsen Scott Johnsen ... Lt. Griggs
Daniel Sauli ... Salvatore
Antoinette LaVecchia ... Serafina
Aidan Gemme Aidan Gemme ... Mario
Jenna Gavigan ... Lucinda


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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It has its scary moments
27 June 2015 | by Screen_BlitzSee all my reviews

From Scott Dickerson, the director of the 2012 horror-thriller Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil follows a true life story of Ralph Sarchie (played by Eric Bana), a New York detective who investigates a series of murder cases. Before too long, he learns that these murders are tied to demonic possessions and gets help from Mendoza (played by Edgar Ramirez), an educated priest and exorcism expert to stop on the possessions from terrorizing the city. This film is not as scary and eerie as the trailers made it out to be, but it has its moments of scariness. However, compared to Sinister, this film really could have done better.

Like most films dealing with demonic possessions, this film has the usual subplot of someone being possessed and needing help from a priest to be saved from the evil spirit. What is different about this one is that it takes place in a metropolitan city and involves police and detectives. Basically, this film has look of The Excorcist (1973) and Se7en (1995) combined. Aside from that, the film has its occasional scares here and there, but it wasn't as scary as I was hoping for. The scenes where Eric Bana's character and his partner are investigating houses in the dark did send chills down my spine, those were pretty suspenseful. Then there are the usual jump scares and scenes of blood and gore that occur every once a while. Towards the end, however, the scary atmosphere quickly fades away.

Overall, Deliver Is From Evil doesn't fall completely. While it didn't live up to my expectations, I was still somewhat satisfied with it. If you have seen Sinister, don't expect it to be as scary.

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Release Date:

2 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,740,471, 6 July 2014

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2.39 : 1
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