Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist Synopsis
A former priest (Stellan Skarsgard) fights demonic possession in Egypt.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The material is right up Schrader's alley, and while his vision of the first "Exorcist" chapter isn't a masterpiece, it's far superior to...
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The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
It may not have been what the producers had in mind, but they asked for a Paul Schrader movie, and that's exactly what he delivered.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Instead of cheap thrills, Schrader gives us a frightening vision of a good priest who fears goodness may not be enough.
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L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
The strengths of Dominion, however, have been little diminished by its long shelf life and, in fact, may have grown stronger with age.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Not bad. It actually might have been considered pretty good had it been made 30 years ago, when people might have cared about the backstory...
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New York Post

Maybe nothing here is supposed to be as scary as in the 1973 movie because this is merely the opening act. That's the problem with...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Schrader, in Auto Focus, displayed a devious sense of sin, but in Dominion the Calvinist schoolboy in him insists on trumping sin with...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Awfully dull, with scant evidence of the sort of things that make horror movies attractive -- like mounting suspense and spine-tingling...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The verdict: More thoughtful than Harlin's version, but hardly the invigorating mix of shocks and metaphysical horror needed to revitalize...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Devoid of thrills, and with nothing even vaguely frightening to distract moviegoers, it becomes clear that the story wasn't worth telling...
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Rated R | For strong violence and disturbing images