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Priest Synopsis
A warrior priest disobeys Church law by teaming with a young sheriff and a beautiful priestess.
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By S.T. Vanairsdale
To Stewart and screenwriter Cory Goodman's credit, the whole set up takes about 10 minutes flat, leaving Priest's remaining 77 minutes to...
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Boxoffice Magazine

In an era where monster mythology has become raw material for all sorts of mediocrity, Priest is one of the best examples of a broad-scale...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It appears that turning the John Ford/John Wayne classic "The Searchers" into the church-vs-vampire adventure Priest was not an altogether...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Priest is based on a series of Korean graphic novels. What it's really based on, though, is other movies - a whole lot of other movies.
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
This is mildly entertaining for its cheery sacrilege (crucifixes that turn into throwing stars, etc), but once the premise has been rolled...
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By Leslie Felperin
Not exactly an unholy mess, but still a rather too pious retread of classic sci-fi/action/horror riffs that lacks originality or pizzazz.
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Entertainment Weekly

Its B-movie sins are many, worst among them an icy hero and a plot that feels like it was built from relics of other, better films.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Bettany exudes an intensity that lays the groundwork for an interesting character, but Priest hasn't a prayer of creating anything more...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
A short, dour and stodgy creature feature with average 3D effects that draws on so many film influences from westerns, action adventures...
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
A mad mash-up of sci-fi, Western, sacrilegious silliness and vampire movie. What lifts it to "I've seen worse" status is the previous...
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Entertaining... =)

By puffysheep
I was reluctant to go watch this movie on the opening day because of all the negative reviews by the critics. It doesn't have a deep meaning or anything like that but it actually turned out quite...

A must see!!!!

By daynarobinson
I enjoyed this movie. If you like a lot of action, then you will enjoy this one....

good movie

By lucivar
You should definitely see it once if you like vampires or post apocalyptic type movies. A solid 4 out of 5...

Kids loved it

By DelicateFlower
I have 2 sons, 8 and 10. They loved it. The vampires were not scary. There was one f-bomb. The movie didn't need it, but at least it was only once....

Pretty good

By Beautynyc
It's not exactly a date movie, but it was very entertaining. Reminded me of the movie Blade....

when is the good part going to happen

By oldsaltydog
If you are planning to see this movie you would have better time looking at all three blade movies. If you haven't read all the graphic novels or familiar with the story line this movie will bite it...


By beautymark
This movie marks the beginning of what I hope to be a summer full of great action films. What I loved about this movie was the take on the vampire legend and battle. The special effects were high...

By ChimeraVirus


By Movie_Buff_86
I have been hearing so many bad reviews about "Priest" but i have to say, it was a pretty good flick which kept me entertained for the hour and a half. The Priest played by Paul Bettany is on a...

Priest is a very enjoyable movie.

By drdodge827
My teenaged son and I found this movie very enjoyable. The acting was great from the whole cast and the story was well written. There was no nudity or sexual situations (albeit with a little sexual...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Sci-fi vampire tale has weak characters, heavy violence.
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