Deliver Us from Evil
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In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases. (c) Screen Gems

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An impressively staged climactic exorcism compensates in part for the random, far-fetched storytelling that precedes it."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Director Scott Derrickson demonstrates a knack for atmosphere but little sense of pacing; some sequences are effectively spooky (particularly one set at the Bronx Zoo), though just as many feel uninspired."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"A police procedural cake pan [filled] with horror-genre cake batter. It [delivers] troubling questions about evils committed by humankind and ... evils done by something else."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"It's scary, but it's also entertainment. It's scarentertainment. (That's awful. Forget I wrote that)."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Underneath the bland cop drama, blander domestic strife, and the pretty rote plot machinations this kind of genre movie requires, there is a pretty interesting subtext and conversation about the weight of guilt, faith and good versus evil."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
"If you didn't know that Jerry Bruckheimer produced this movie, the boot prints on your eardrums would've clued you in."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"It's time for Derrickson, who also directed The Exorcism of Emily Rose, to master a new ritual."
‑ Mark Jenkins, NPR
"'Sinister' director Scott Derrickson again delivers the (modest) goods in this old-school street-cop mystery-thriller in 'Exorcist' drag."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Although it has all the elements it does sport too many horror tropes as though the filmmaker doesn't have the power of his own convictions to boldly go where he hasn't gone before."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie, HeyUGuys
"The director Scott Derrickson seems uncertain as to whether he is making an exploitation pic intended to give audiences a few fairground-style thrills and frights, or a William Friedkin-style meditation on the nature of evil."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Director Scott Derrickson and his co-writer, Paul Harris Boardman, deliver a routine procedural with unremarkable frights."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"A surprisingly strong cast and solid direction make all the malarkey in this horror flick tolerable."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"here evil comes from the Middle East, but is ultimately dispelled by American goodness, in a mapping of post-millennial geopolitics onto a simplistic Manichaean worldview."
‑ Anton Bitel, FilmLand Empire
"Written in stone or bellowed in Latin, guff is still guff."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"This is plodding, pedestrian, derivative stuff."
‑ Paul Whittington, Irish Independent
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