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Priest, a western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. -- (C) Sony

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The God of Aborted Franchises will be pleased."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"A mash-up of vampire horror and period westerns stewed with Blade Runner cityscapes and ridiculous religious images in a bubbling cauldron of dumb ideas and sinfully bad dialogue."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Priest is one of those films you will forget about approximately five minutes after it's over. There is absolutely nothing memorable here."
‑ Jeff Beck, We Got This Covered
"Priest is a lousy action movie with boring characters, a convoluted plot, and, most unforgivable, very little compelling action."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"90 minutes of inconsequential action and cliché recycling...painful to watch a semi-interesting setup get squandered and become stuffed into a familiar-as-hell framework where nothing ever seems at stake."
‑ Eric Melin,
""Priest'' is based on a series of Korean graphic novels. What it's really based on, though, is other movies - a whole lot of other movies."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"Too good-looking to be dismissed entirely, not bad enough to be worthy of outright scorn, but not good enough to watch, either."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"The good news is that Priest is not nearly as painful to sit through as Legion. But that's about it for the good news."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
""Priest" is one of those films you will forget about approximately five minutes after it's over. There is absolutely nothing memorable or noteworthy about it"
‑ Jeff Beck,
"An ugly exercise in genre filmmaking and religion bashing, Priest marks a new low in the action/horror hybrid, and once again proves why Paul Bettany is the worst action star working today."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"High production values and slick editing can't save this picture. Nor does its overbearing soundtrack music, which tries to strong-arm viewers into believing they're watching a pulse-pounding thriller."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The film, based in name only on a series of South Korean graphic novels, has nice, washed-out desert exteriors and some cool jet-powered motorcycles, but there's nothing in the hackneyed story or the derivative action scenes to make you take notice."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"'Priest' is about five beads shy of a rosary."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"anyone who has seen the trailer has seen a good 80% of anything worth watching here"
‑ James White, SFX Magazine
"Bettany is a great actor who does melancholy very well, he also has a sense of mischief. It would be nice to see it shine a bit before it, too, fades to grey."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
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