The Reaping Synopsis
A former Christian missionary (Hilary Swank) who lost her faith now debunks religious phenomena.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An effectively unsettling mix of Southern gothic and Old Testament hugger-mugger, with shades of "The Exorcist" and even "Rosemary's Baby"...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
One either likes this sort of thing or not. Even fans might not buy the ending in which more people get wiped out than in Hurricane Katrina.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Swank and Elba work hard for their paychecks, but Rea quite literally phones in his performance.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Notable for its enthusiastic abandonment of any semblance of narrative coherence.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The script, which is rarely smart and barely scary, offers little more than a checklist of panic-inducing plagues, from locusts to boils to...
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This stuff is strictly run of DeMille.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
No belief on earth can rescue Swank from a film that's a chain of disaster chintz masquerading as a sermon.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Although The Reaping' borrows elements from classics of the genre -- rips them off might be more accurate -- it fails to build the...
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As if this drivel weren't bad enough, the ending blatantly threatens a sequel
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Long-delayed, pitiful excuse for a horror film.
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Great plot twists

By rljules
This movie has an good way of twisting one way and then another. It shifts so quickly that at times it's hard to keep up with it. I had a little difficulty keeping with the story due to the...

The Reaping

By Movie Freak10
This Movie Was Awsome A Must See...

ONE NAIL BITING EDGE OF YOU SEAT THRILLER

By suezieq7140
I loved this movie, the twists in the plot made it very worth watching. I will likely buy this when it comes out on DVD so i can watch it over and over again!!!!...

several solid scares

By basstheplimp
I saw this movie with my cousin on a rainy monday afternoon, and maybe the glum weather helped set me up; but while I was expecting more of a "wow that is some wierd crazy stuff" type of movie, my...

Cable

By Therumrunner5
Cable...

Reaping

By Jammers
The movie was good. Totally not scary at all, but a great attention holder. I would recommend to anyone to go and see this....

An Hour and a Half Well Spent

By Juliesteph
I can't understand why this film hasn't grossed more than it has. It barely made double that of Gigli during their first weekends and this movie might as well be Casablanca comparatively! The...

go

By morningcolors
good movie. kinda made me dizzy with all the moving camera effects, though....

slow go....

By kimberley
overall good flick, a little slow in the beginning....

CHILLER ending

By cpmorgan
I went to see this movie late at night to enhance the experience, but it was not necessary! The movie delivered an interesting plot, solid performances by several great actors, excellent special...

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Rated R | For violence, disturbing images and some sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Violent thriller has dark religious themes.
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