The Reaping
The Reaping (2007)

A former Christian missionary, who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, has since become a world renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But, when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may feature such accomplished actors as Hilary Swank and Stephen Rea, but The Reaping also boasts the apropos tagline "What hath God wrought?" It's schlocky, spiritually shallow, and scare-free.

Carla Meyer
Dallas Morning News

The cumulative effect is likely to make viewers weary, but not so weary that they can't manage a chuckle or two during the film's cheesed-out final minutes.

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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

The Reaping isn't quite bad enough, or even New Testament enough, to qualify as a sign of the impending apocalypse. But by the time it's over, you know you're getting close.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

He lays the photos out on the floor and the burn marks form a cross with a hook at the bottom, the unmistakable emblem of '70s hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult. Hey, didn't they have a big hit called "(Don't Fear) the Reaping"?

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

I prophesy an early exodus from cinemas.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A slick-looking but incredibly schlocky horror film.

Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

At no time does director Stephen Hopkins give us reason to care.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

What could Swank really have done with such a cliche-ridden screenplay, except turn it down?

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

For bad-movie lovers, it's manna from heaven.

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Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter

Although terrible, this film does raise ... interesting questions: Why does Hollywood keep ripping off THE OMEN? Why would anyone continue hiring Stephen Hopkins to direct a movie? Why would two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank agre to be in this mess?

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Was expecting a far worse movie than I got with this one. Enjoyed it from beginning to end. A good supernatural flick with a lot of twists and turns. I kept… More
Directors Cat
It's not a bad movie and is certainly not as "god" awful as everyone says it is. We can all agree that Hilary Swank performed enthusiastically to… More
Melvin White
Katherine Winter: Ten plagues. Ten scientific explanations.  "What Hath God Wrought?" The Reaping is ass. It falls under the trap of what kills… More
Wahida K
Great Movie. A nice mix of Occultism, Thriller and Mystery.
Apeneck Fletcher
Good acting cannot lift this typical eerie goth horror outing as science lady (she blinded me with science sexy Hillary Swank!) meets Biblical plagues down in… More
Alex roy
The reaping is a fairly decent film. It's not the type of film that keeps you guessing, as the film is pretty predictable from the get go. Hilary Swank… More

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