‘The Rite’: Review Revue

The reviews for "The Rite," a religious horror movie playing off the exorcism theme, seem less focused on the quality of the movie itself than why Anthony Hopkins agreed to appear in a genre picture as a sinister Catholic priest. Some critics are finding his performance riveting, others derivative of a certain serial killer character he played years ago to thrilling effect. A sampling of reviews.

When Anthony Hopkins signs on to play a sinister old exorcist in a generic satanic rehash like "The Rite," does he hate himself for getting hired, yet again, to trot out Hannibal Lecter’s ravenous snarl and hypnotist’s gleam? Read More...


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