The Reaping
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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 what appear to be the Biblical plagues, she realizes that science cannot explain what is happening, and she must regain her faith to combat the dark forces threatening the community.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Carla Meyer, Dallas Morning 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."
‑ Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News
"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"?"
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"I did like the bugs."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"click for review"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"I prophesy an early exodus from cinemas."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"A slick-looking but incredibly schlocky horror film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"At no time does director Stephen Hopkins give us reason to care."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
"If The Reaping had been sown with fresher ideas, you might actually care if the devil went down to Georgia, er, Louisiana."
‑ Stax, IGN Movies
"The most positive thing about The Reaping is that it isn't as big a waste of time as last year's Omen remake; it's 14 minutes shorter."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"What could Swank really have done with such a cliche-ridden screenplay, except turn it down?"
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"For bad-movie lovers, it's manna from heaven."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"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?"
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Is this movie a good old-fashioned good versus evil potboiler or a newfangled political statement about anti-intellectualism? The Reaping could have gone either way, but it did neither, and it did so spectacularly."
‑ Karina Montgomery,
"The 11th Biblical plague."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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