The Rite Synopsis
An American priest travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
For all the hellfire histrionics and well-timed jump scares, there is actual, admirable intellect behind The Rite.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
As Hopkins himself goes wild-eyed and FX-ed with popping veins, The Rite gives up on asking us to take it seriously.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
A flimsy, occasionally spooky demon tale.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The Rite becomes more ludicrous as it goes along, with more than a few lines of dialogue from Michael Petroni's over-the-top screenplay...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Hopkins gives the production what he was hired for. Whenever you wonder how much longer he can trade on Hannibal Lecter's special zest,...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's primary pleasure is Hopkins, who manages to take the role of Father Lucas seriously without being serious about it at all.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's hard to deny that The Rite is guilty of sins against its audience.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Rite commits the supreme sin of making the devil dull.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Terminally silly, even more so for being "inspired by actual events."
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15

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Hafstrom, on the other hand, has some serious work ahead of him if he wants any kind of absolution after this wreck.
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This movie will keep you on your toes.

By 1TylerDurden
This movie was thrilling.I really enjoyed the role Alice Brage played, also enjoyed her in Repo Men. If you haven’t seen this movie, watch it free at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] . **...

The Rite Is So Right!!!

By Cinematiclove
The Rite offers an experience that is unique and unmatched. I just saw it last night and story line was realistic and gave us a glimpse into the darkness that truly exist in the world. Anthony...

Very Different Kind of Movie

By al_soto
I went skeptical and left very content: 1) First, Anthony Hopkins does a fantastic job 2) It is not like other exorcist movies, because the focus is not on scaring you but journeying with the seminary...

Great Movie

By JennaAlexys23
The movie was great. My boyfriend and I watched it with some friends an we all had a really good time. The movie's creepy-awesome. Definitely watch it....

Must Go

By TinkZ
This was a great movie. Its story held its ground. Must see for those that don't believe in the power of God. Its a great eye opener....

Scary Business

By Farmer's_daughter
This movie really got to me because it gets straight into your mind and shows you what excorsisms are actually like. The acting is great and so are the special effects and make-up. I definitely...

the rite

By lovexjd
This movie will get your attention. And then it will loose it and then gain it again and then the movie will end. I'm not saying don't see the movie I'm just saying save your money and wait a month...

Do you believe

By Dragon_Girl
Do you believe that the devil can go into your body. if you believe so then watching this movie will show you how people act if the devil is inside them speaking a total different language that no...

The Excorsist redone

By jb308048
I say it was very well done , Anthony Hopkins at his best. Can you say" Oscar" ?. the movie took all the elements of the many years trying to top the Excorsist original, this one is along those lines...

Save your money

By otownman2009
Anthony hopkins was good but it was not scary and it was long and drawn All I could see was Hannibal lechter imitating a priest in Rome...

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Rated PG-13 | For Disturbing thematic material, sexual references, language, frightening images and violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Demonic horror tale is disturbing, but no Exorcist.
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