#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donaghue), the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy, he attends a session from Father Xavier (Ciarán Hinds), who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas Trevant (Sir Anthony Hopkins), whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon. Despite witnessing some supernatural occurrences during the aforesaid exorcism, Michael is as skeptical as ever. After the second exorcism, the girls condition becomes quite critical as she is moved to a hospital. She soon dies and the demon finds a new victim. As the moment of reckoning draws near, Michael may be the only hope left but first he must overcome his own doubts and apprehensions in order to fight and destroy the ominous forces.
Plot: Seminary student Michael Kovak reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
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Atmospheric supernatural drama…
This is a movie that deals with the “delicate” theme of exorcism (i.e. the practice of evicting a demon from a person they are believed to be possessed). I describe it as delicate because it seems very difficult to distinguish a person with a mental illness from someone who is possessed, IF such thing exists at all in real life.
In past times, demonic possession was a common belief to explain the abnormal behavior of a person. Even nowadays, when everything else has failed, and the science can’t provide a solution, people in some parts of the world still believe in that and seek help to practices of mysticism like exorcisms.
In this movie exorcism is presented in conjunction with lost faith. It is inevitable that the non-believer has to see with his own eyes for his faith to be restored.
The atmosphere of the movie is eerie from the start. Even before the demons…present themselves! The reluctant hero and the universe that conspires so he can find his way to God, is presented in a solid way.
The cast is good. Anthony Hopkins is as excellent as ever. The music helps to establish the theme of the movie and Rome and the Vatican look majestic as ever, maybe the best set to place such a movie.
There are some grisly images but you want be scared because of them. The director bets on the atmosphere if not anything else.
Overall: Not a great movie, but not bad either. It won’t help your faith to become stronger. For that look elsewhere.
‘First you must believe’
Matt Baglio’s book THE RITE: MAKING OF A MODERN EXORCIST is described as ‘In 2007, the Vatican’s chief exorcist revealed an initiative to install an exorcist in every diocese worldwide. Three days later, the Vatican denied the story. Father Gary Thomas was working as a parish priest in California when church leaders asked him to travel to Rome for training in the rite of exorcism. In Rome, as an apprentice to a veteran Italian exorcist, his eyes were opened to a darker side of the Catholic faith he had never known, and he came to see the battle between good and evil as never before. Journalist Matt Baglio had full access to Father Gary over the course of his training, and the astonishing story he found reveals that the phenomena of possession, demons, the Devil, and exorcism are not merely a remnant of the archaic past, but remain a fearsome power in many people’s lives even today. The inspiration for the movie The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins, this book provides a uniquely intimate glimpse into the chilling world of a real-life Roman Catholic exorcist.’
And so with a few name changes to protect the innocent Michael Petroni adapted this book for the screen and in doing so developed a very understandable survey of the ‘rite’ of exorcism. In the film the student is Michael Kovak (Colin Donaghue, a new young Irish actor) whose indecisions about things clerical harken back to his childhood when while living in a house used as a mortuary he is trained by his father Istvan (Rutger Hauer) and is forced to examine his mother’s corpse being prepared for burial. Knowing that Michael only choices for career were mortician or priest he opts, unconvincingly, for the latter. After completely seminary but before taking his vows as a priest, Michael resigns form the seminary, only to be encouraged to proceed on a different course by his mentor Father Matthew (Toby Jones) who sends him off to Rome to learn exorcism because of a new demand for priests trained in that rite. Michael goes to Rome and in classes given by Father Xavier (Ciarán Hinds) is found to be an outspoken and sent to study with a brilliant exorcist, Father Lucas Trevant (Anthony Hopkins). Michael learns during several exorcisms on a young pregnant girl (Marta Gastini) that in order to perform exorcism the priest must believe in not only God but also the devil. Michael meets journalist Angeline (Alice Braga) in his classroom who asks to accompany Michael on exorcisms (this is probably meant to be author Baglio’s role), and in her presence we witness the transformation of Michael into a believer – with a few surprises arising!
Director Mikael Håfström paces this film well and while there are no truly new insights into the field of exorcism, he does manage to make the acts appear fairly credible. Hopkins gives his usual bravura performance and the rest of the cast thankfully underplays their roles. Some of the scenes are fairly gruesome so it is not a film for the weak of heart. And if the viewer is expecting a docudrama of Baglio’s book, there will be some disappointment. It is a movie and as a movie it is entertaining.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director Mikael Håfström
Writer Michael Petroni, Matt Baglio
Actors Colin O’Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds
Country United States, Hungary, Italy
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision G-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,020 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema