Hellbenders (2013)

There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation - so the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 18, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 18, 2014
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Sobczynski

Expends so much time and effort in trying to become the next big cult sensation that it never gets around to simply being a good movie.

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Jeff Beck

Hellbenders doesn't take any risks, leaving the horror at too low a level and trying to get comedy from a situation where there isn't any, making this nothing more than a very forgettable film.

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Scott Weinberg

Sloppy, choppy, and weird but there's a lot of lowbrow energy and goofy charm too.

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Miriam Bale
New York Times

It seems like a charming throwback to 1980s films, like "Ghostbusters" and "Police Academy," that featured motley, sloppy brigades of justice.3

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

It's a shame this story about sinning saints doesn't provide the necessary shock and awe entertainment, because director J.T. Petty is sitting on some serious cult cinema potential - it just never is achieved.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

Aided by capable if unnecessary 3D effects, Petty displays a flair for staging violent action, but he's trapped inside a broad comic set-up that doesn't mesh with the story's innate meanness.

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Sam Adams
The Dissolve

Hellbenders mostly feels like a doodle, an amiable lark that will amuse genrephiles and anyone else with their sights set appropriately low.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Shawn Montague
Very entertaining for a B Grade film, Clifton carried the film like always, an amazing performance.
Jesse Ortega
For what is supposed to be a goofy comedy, this film is way more serious than it really needs to be. And it's also a complete mess, structurally speaking.… More