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
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"All in all, 118 messed-up minutes of eye strain, brain fades and stomach churns."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"These wellworn devices might have been more effective had Derrickson managed to link them to a compelling central idea."
‑ Jake Wilson, Sydney Morning Herald
"Deliver Us From Evil may indeed be a marvel of sound design, but it's otherwise three miracles short of a canonisation."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"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
"An enjoyably pulpy, bloody supernatural tale, and fun in spite of its best efforts to come off as grim n' gritty."
‑ Tony Stamp,
"This horror flick about an occult investigator is occasionally frightening but always unpleasant."
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"Deliver Us from Evil gets more mileage from its hybrid premise than one would expect, by it quickly goes adrift in before coming to rest with an anti-climactic thud of a conclusion."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dark Horizons
"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 pretty routine and occasionally silly demonic-possession flick, which distinguishes itself by making us wait so long for the exorcism that heads may be spinning in the audience as well."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It's the weight that director Scott Derrickson gives to not only the horror, but the fallen souls who combat it that makes Deliver Us from Evil such an effective genre mash-up."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"A rare (and altogether colossal) misstep from Scott Derrickson..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Ahe movie's actually kind of entertaining, mostly because it's so gosh-darned campy, in an old-school way that not nearly enough modern horror films manage to be."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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