The Order (The Sin Eater)
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For centuries a secret Order has existed within the Church. Following a series of unexplained murders, renegade priest Father Alex Bernier begins an investigation that hurls him into a maelstrom of unimaginable evil, murder and the knowledge that there is a fate worse than death. Father Bernier's search takes him to The Sin Eater--a key figure in this mysterious and ancient Order. The immortal Sin Eater's role is nothing less than playing God on earth by absolving the unforgivable of their sins outside the Church, allowing greater evil to go unpunished. Burdened by centuries of evil,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Devout Catholics will be appalled; everyone else will be asleep."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It's The Exorcist warmed over."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"An ordeal to sit through."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There's little reason to watch this mess."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"This has to be one of the most inconsequential films dealing with religion ever made."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"All the fine cinematography can't hide the sad fact that the second half of the film delivers none of the shocks and starts required of atmospheric horror."
‑ Jon Strickland, L.A. Weekly
"May be the nadir of the subgenre that produced The Exorcist (at its high end) and Stigmata (at its middle-to-low end)."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"You'll be wishing you'd gotten your satanic-flick fix by staying home and renting The Omen."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
""The Order" is a halfhearted "supernatural thriller"%u2014interpret as not an actual "horror" movie..."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"... it has a curious disorder, one that makes it both interesting and pallid."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"The picture is so lethargic that I began to think of watching it as a form of atonement."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The movie would be perfect material for a resurrected version of the TV spoof Mystery Science Theater."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"There are some fantastic concepts, but they are presented in the most convoluted and careless manner."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"It's long on atmosphere and whispered moments of creepy discovery."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's preposterous, silly rather than frightening, and the performances and characterizations have a pot-boiler feel."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
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