Deliver Us from Evil
Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Moving from one parish to another in Northern California during the 1970s, Father Oliver O'Grady quickly won each congregation's trust and respect. Unbeknownst to them, O'Grady was a dangerously active pedophile that Church… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007
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Consensus: Deliver Us From Evil is a superb documentary and a searing look at an institution protecting its leaders at the expense of its followers. A profoundly disturbing chronicle of a wolf in sheep's clothing, the film builds a clear-eyed case against pedophile priest Oliver O'Grady, and the Catholic bureaucracy that protected him. The recollections of O'Grady's victims are nothing short of shocking and heartbreaking.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Deliver Us Evil is more terrifying than any horror movie, because it's about something that really happened.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

No report I have seen takes us so disturbingly inside the mind of the abuser as Amy Berg's Deliver Us From Evil.

Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

The film is painful viewing, in large part because director Amy Berg relates the facts and depicts the victims and the culprits with detached gravity.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Watching Amy Berg's powerful documentary Deliver Us from Evil is a wrenching experience; her subjects reveal to the camera almost unbearable levels of anguish, and its audience walks away feeling both numbness and rage.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Deliver Us From Evil has a few things wrong with it, including an egregious musical score, but without resorting to sucker punches, it takes your breath away while making your skin crawl.

Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Berg's intuitively right ratio of personal and analytical material, her implied belief in transcendence of horrific demoralization, shows a truly progressive vision.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Works best when it concentrates on O'Grady and the ever-rippling effect of his transgressions.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A stunning indictment of institutional betrayal. It plays like a Catholic Watergate, going right to the top with hard evidence that stuns, dismays and sickens.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is a powerful film that will horrify you and make you angry, if you dare to see it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Deliver Us From Evil is a necessary documentary that needed to be made. The film takes a look at Father O'Grady, a priest who during the 1970's and… More
Brian De Guelle
not a film i could recommand because of the subject matter.This is a shocking and well made docu and open up my eyes.Very unpleasant in places not in any… More
familiar stranger
If whatever is shown in this film is true, it's weird to know that churches are better off serving the devils than helping the victims. 'Confessions… More
Christopher Mercer
This is a very, very powerful and unsettling documentary about the molestation of children by Catholic clergy, focusing mainly on Oliver O'Grady, who… More
Luke Baldock
A powerful and thought provoking piece of work that tackles the hypocrisy of not religion, but organised religion. It is disturbing and will stay with any… More
Michael S