|release date||January 28 2011|
|studio||New Line Cinema|
|writer||Matt Baglio, Michael Petroni|
|starring||Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jone|
|tagline||The Making of a Modern Day Exorcist|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThe true story of an American priest who studied at an exorcism school in Italy. Baglio was allowed to follow a young priest during months of training with a senior exorcist at a school affiliated with the Vatican.
Adapted from a book by Matt Baglio and inspired by true events, The Rite follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he's in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil's reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
Mikael Håfström’s religious thriller The Rite was so uninspired that I had to handcuff myself to my chair in order to write this review. When a movie begins the development process, every single person involved should be asking the simple question: “what makes this better than…?” Because, what’s the point in attempting to make a movie that’s “less than” one of its predecessors? Such the case with The Rite, Warners and New Line Cinema’s take on the exorcism subgenre that never can find its own voice in comparison to the legendary 1973 film The Exorcist. …Read More