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The Nun (2018)

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A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

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Corin Hardy

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Gary Dauberman (screenplay by), James Wan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demián Bichir ... Father Burke (as Demian Bichir)
Taissa Farmiga ... Sister Irene
Jonas Bloquet ... Frenchie
Bonnie Aarons ... The Nun
Ingrid Bisu ... Sister Oana
Patrick Wilson ... Ed Warren
Vera Farmiga ... Lorraine Warren
Lili Taylor ... Carolyn Perron
Charlotte Hope ... Sister Victoria
Sandra Teles ... Sister Ruth
Maria Obretin Maria Obretin ... Sister Abigail
August Maturo ... Daniel
Jack Falk ... Daniel
Lynnette Gaza ... Mother Superior
Ani Sava ... Sister Jessica
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Storyline

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in 'The Conjuring 2,' as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. Written by Warner Bros.

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Pray For Forgiveness See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror, violence, and disturbing/bloody images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Romanian | Latin

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,807,379, 9 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$117,443,149, 20 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$360,045,963, 21 October 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot entirely in Romania. See more »

Goofs

Romania was defeated during WWII and, following the overthrow of its monarch, experienced a decade of instability while communist forces consolidated their hold on power and fought petty squabbles among themselves. This was common news at the time and certainly would have been known by the Vatican.

Even if a priest and a novitiate had been allowed into the country, they would have received an escort by a government functionary and would not have been allowed to travel alone in the country. See more »

Quotes

Sister Oana: Whatever you do, don't stop praying.
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Crazy Credits

Mario Di Donato, Fr. Burke stand-in. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Nun/Peppermint (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Nun Painting
from The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Written by Joseph Bishara
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Technically decent, narratively ridiculous and unconvincing
5 September 2018 | by nimdudeSee all my reviews

The Nun is another chapter in the marvel cin ... conjuring cinematic universe that for some reason keeps expanding. The jumpscare plagued, unexplained and way too over the top plot is such a waste due to the fact that technically, this movie is the best in the conjuring universe.

The cgi, production design, cinematography and the haunting soundtrack are all very very decent. However none of this can make up for the nonsensical satanic mess that this movie turned out to be. Virtually completely non frightening, the Nun itself as a presence loses its ominousness very early into the second act. It is always shown in the same way as in the trailer. A creepy choir and a floating nun. It gets very boring after a while, and even when the atmosphere starts to seem somewhat decent, you get taken out of it even more when the misplaced and useless comic relief character opens his mouth.

The acting is mostly passable but the actors aren't given much to work with in the first place. Most of this film is just a continuous barrage of "scary", meaningless scenes that add up to nothing but cheap jumpscsres.

As a part of the conjuring universe it does NOT IN ANY WAY explain the origins of the Nun. The only thing it does for the universe is set up a sequel and another possible prequel.

4.3/10


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