Stigmata
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Stigmata is a supernatural suspense story about good, evil, and faith. Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette) is a hair stylist in her mid-20s who has no strong religious convictions until odd things start happening to her after she's given a rosary by her mother: she begins speaking with another person's voice; unknown and unseen forces start to attack her; and she develops stigmata, bleeding wounds that spontaneously appear on her wrists, feet, and side, as Christ was wounded at Calvary. Some people believe that a holy miracle has been visited on Frankie, though no one can say why. A… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

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"Tom Lazarus and Rick Ramage should be ashamed to have written such nonsense!"
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune
"Stigmata is possibly the funniest movie ever made about Catholicism."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Not only does Stigmata revel in anti-Vatican jabs that will offend religious-minded people, it goes over the top with its bloody Exorcist-style story."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"You really wouldn't rush out to see this, wait for the video."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Never coming close to achieving the level of laughably bad, the dry and ludicrous Stigmata never rises above painfully bad."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"All the Aramaic in the world can't save it from its own pounding slickness."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"What Stigmata suffers from is a bad case of late-1990s moviemaking. That is, it prefers sensationalism to making sense."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"...a cathedral of cliches. Can a church sue a movie?"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Someone must take the blame for repeated lapses in continuity and common sense."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"Over-the-top imagery, music, and rapid-fire editing are the culprits that stigmatize the story."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"A bloody mess!"
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The story is a bit far-fetched and many of the situations feel forced, but, overall, its moral questions bear examination."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Apollo Guide
"A supernatural thriller about a Vatican conspiracy to suppress an Aramaic text that could shake the foundations of the church."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Stigmata is so bad it ultimately leaves you with the age-old question 'If there is a God why would he permit a film like this to be made?'"
‑ Tony Toscano, Citadel Broadcasting
"An overwrought horror story burdened by sluggish pacing, a lame screenplay with a distinct lack of internal logic and an insufferable soundtrack."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
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