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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Taissa Farmiga, who played Sister Irene in this film, is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga in real life, who played Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016). The Demon Nun, played by Bonnie Aarons, also appeared in The Conjuring 2 (2016) and had a brief cameo in Annabelle: Creation (2017). Though the sisters' characters are not at all related to each other, they are both devout Catholics with clairvoyant abilities. See more »

Goofs

When sister Irene is teaching children at the beginning of the story, she affectionately teases a child by rubbing a spot of red paint on the girl's nose. She is interrupted by someone entering the room, and when the child with the red-painted nose turns to see who's come in, the red paint is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

The Nun: The village will lose its idiot!
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Crazy Credits

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

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

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Nun Painting
from The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Written by Joseph Bishara
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A huge let down
6 September 2018 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

If you had told me five years ago that one of my most anticipated movies of 2018 would be titled 'The Nun' I would've been very surprised. It was though. I had been looking forward to this movie ever since it was announced. I'm a huge fan of both of 'The Conjuring' movies, but have admittedly not loved either of the two 'Annabelle' spin-offs. I was very pleased to see James Wan was attached to the writing side of things on this one though and so held out high hopes for it. Sadly though, I have to report this is another complete misfire.

Starting with the positives though - the movie looks great. The set decoration is truly terrific in nearly every scene and the building and surrounding area that the film is set in were ideally selected. The groundwork was there for this to be a very creepy movie. At times the movie does work too, but that is mainly when it is being subtle. There are a lot of scenes where images of 'The Nun' are sort of there, but also sort of not. You question yourself whether you are actually seeing what you think you are. I really liked that side of things. Too often though the film is far too in your face. The demon will jump out of a tree and scream into a character's face (a very lion-like and un-scary scream I would have to say as well).

The dialogue in this film is a real mess too, which surprised me considering Wan's involvement. The character of 'Frenchie' is particularly painful. He is meant to be the comic relief, but nothing he says is in any way funny, and is frankly a little embarrassing in parts. Also some of the things the demon says like, "The village will be missing its idiot tomorrow" (or something to that effect), are cringe-worthy and should never have made the final cut.

I was very let down by this film. There are a lot of jump-scares, and not one of them gave me the slightest jolt. My heart-rate never rose above resting in any scene and I was frankly bored for the most part. The only saving graces were that the film looked great, connected in with the rest of the series well and had a truly great final scene that left me a little blown away. I didn't want this to have to be a negative review, but there was no other way to go about it.


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