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MovieAddict - wrote on 01/26/2012
Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) is a priest-in-training who has lost his way and quite possibly, his faith. He emails Father Matthew (Jones) to inform him that he would like to quit but Father Matthew suggests that Michael take an exorcism course in Italy in order to fulfill his tuition. Michael flies over there where he meets the eccentric Father Lucas Trevant (Anthony Hopkins) and Angeline (Braga), a reporter trying to find out the truth about exorcism.
Anthony Hopkins gives a great performance as the old seasoned priest that has performed thousands of exorcisms and that everyone regards as the authority on the subject. Michael is understandably skeptical and wonders whether Father Lucas’s subjects which include a pregnant 16 year old girl and a young boy, are possessed, or …
MovieMike - wrote on 12/22/2011
The big draw for ‘The Rite’ would seem to be Sir Anthony Hopkins. Despite the previews indicating otherwise, he’s actually a co-star in this film. The real central character here is relative newcomer, Colin O’Donoghue. Colin plays Michael Kovak, an aimless young man who studied for the priesthood, but is undecided about actually being ordained. He seems more interested in escaping his father’s plans for him to take over the family funeral home than weighing his true beliefs.
Hopkins plays a Jesuit priest, Father Lucas Trevant, a rather unorthodox, but well respected ‘expert’ on exorcisms. When Kovak indicates his reluctance to fully embrace the priesthood, he is asked to consider a course of study in this area and is eventually paired up with Trevant. Ever skeptical, …