• Released
  • January 28, 2011
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 54 min
  • Drama
  • 650 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An American priest travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school.

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Critic Ratings

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75

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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63

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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50

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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38

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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20

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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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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