Friday, February 11, 2011

On "The Rite"

From The Dispatch:
The characters are all cardboard thin, with predictable arcs (if you can call them that), and are surrounded by a plot that takes narrative shortcuts at every possible turn. It's also fatally dull. It has no personality of its own and as such is almost instantly forgettable. It plays to primitive spiritual fears with no basis or context, like some religious equivalent of jumping out of the closest and shouting “boo!” It mistakes centuries old scare tactics for universal fears, never conjuring up the overpowering atmosphere of terror of “The Exorcist” and instead settles for low lighting and unimaginative spiritual hokum.
Click here to read my full review.

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