Rite (Blu-ray) (2011)
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|An american seminary student at the vatican is recruited to join a newly created school of exorcism and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces.|
"Hafstrom creates a nice, creepy vibe... Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"...a creepy exorcism thriller... John Hazelton, Screen International
Editor's NoteInspired by author Matt Baglio's nonfiction book of the same name, director Mikael Håfström's supernatural thriller traces the experiences of a young seminary student who discovers the true power of faith after being drafted into the Vatican's Exorcism School and confronted by the forces of darkness.
The Rite - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: The Other Chad Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 5/25/2011 5:38 PM
|The Rite focuses on a young man named Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) who is studying to be a priest. Michael, the son of a very severe mortician (Rutger Hauer), is deeply troubled by his own lack of conviction. Though he is considering abandoning his pursuit of priesthood, the reality sinks in that if he changes academic direction, his scholarship will convert to approximately $100,000 of student loan debt. He is offered the chance to study exorcism in Rome. This is where The Rite briefly becomes compelling, as it becomes a sort of "school for exorcists" story. Michael challenges his instructors with probing skepticism. Then he meets Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins) and his perspective changes....read the full review|