The Rite Movie Reviews (Videos)

January 28, 2011
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The Rite movie reviews are pouring in with the release of the horror film in theaters January 28th 2011! Get the details here surrounding the thriller film that stars seasoned actor Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue and Ciarán Hinds. Plus check out the cast at the premiere with videos and photos after the jump.

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It appears, per several reliable movie reviews, that even Anthony Hopkins can’t carry ‘The Rite’. Pedaled as the next Exorcist, director Mikael Håfström’s horror film apparently doesn’t deliver the goods movie goers, critics and adrenaline junkies are looking for.

For the unknown, The Rite follows an American priest named Michael Kovak, played by Colin O’Donoghue, who travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school. Also cast in the movie aside from Hopkins and O’Donoghue, are actors Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones and Rutger Hauer.

While the horror film just might dominate the box office on its opening weekend with curious viewers, movie reviews predict otherwise. According to ReelMovieNews.Com, the movie “seems to bank on people’s knowledge of the Catholic faith by throwing in theological discussions and phrasing, trying to reach out to a specific audience. It just comes across confused and insincere.”

The Rite also failed to gain fans in that of L.A. Times and Screencrave. The Times pointed out that while O’Donoghue “barely registers on screen, under acting to everything,” Hopkins just can’t seem to shake his role as Hannibal Lecter.

On the plus side, several movie reviews did applaud director Mikael Håfström’s choice of filming locations and the terrific supporting cast that was said to be rock solid. Overall, “buy a ticket at your own risk” isn’t exactly the words you want to hear before heading out to the theaters. If you disagree let us know! Leave us your comments below.

Check out photos of the cast of The Rite Movie below and watch the trailer video.

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