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"THE RITE"
(2011) (Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Supernatural Horror: A young skeptic studying for the priesthood is sent to the Vatican to study exorcisms where he comes under the tutelage of an eccentric priest.
PLOT:
Michael Kovak (COLIN O'DONOGHUE) is a young man studying for the priesthood, who only entered the seminary as a way to get his four-year college education without having to pay for it. When Father Matthew (TOBY JONES) threatens to roll the last four years over into a $100,000 student loan, Michael reconsiders and agrees to attend a special exorcism class at the Vatican in Rome.

There, he is taught by the kindly Father Xavier (CIARAN HINDS); is befriended by Angeline (ALICE BRAGA), a journalist assigned to the class for an article; and is partnered with Father Lucas (ANTHONY HOPKINS), a veteran exorcist. Michael believes more in psychology than theology. His first case with Father Lucas is a young woman named Rosaria (MARTA GASTINI), who was impregnated by her father and has shown signs of possession ever since.

At the same time, Michael is estranged from Istvan (RUTGER HAUER) his strict, Catholic mortician father and is still mourning the death of his mother from when he was a young boy. The demon inside of Rosario uses that against him. It's not long before Father Lucas becomes possessed by the same evil force, and Michael must finally find his faith.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Catholic and Christian teens will likely have some interest considering the subject matter.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references.


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