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There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation - so the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints - or Hellbenders - was formed. A group of elite, highly-trained exorcists, they live in a constant state of debauchery so they will be ready to go to Hell at any moment. When an infernal Norse demon called BLACK SURTR escapes into New York City intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, the Hellbenders must use… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It seems like a charming throwback to 1980s films, like "Ghostbusters" and "Police Academy," that featured motley, sloppy brigades of justice.3"
‑ Miriam Bale, New York Times
"It's a shame this story about sinning saints doesn't provide the necessary shock and awe entertainment, because director J.T. Petty is sitting on some serious cult cinema potential - it just never is achieved."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"Sloppy, choppy, and weird but there's a lot of lowbrow energy and goofy charm too."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Aided by capable if unnecessary 3D effects, Petty displays a flair for staging violent action, but he's trapped inside a broad comic set-up that doesn't mesh with the story's innate meanness."
‑ Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"Expends so much time and effort in trying to become the next big cult sensation that it never gets around to simply being a good movie."
‑ Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com
"Hellbenders doesn't take any risks, leaving the horror at too low a level and trying to get comedy from a situation where there isn't any, making this nothing more than a very forgettable film."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Hellbenders mostly feels like a doodle, an amiable lark that will amuse genrephiles and anyone else with their sights set appropriately low."
‑ Sam Adams, The Dissolve
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