Priest (2011)

Priest, a western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 13, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sleek and stylish, but those qualities are wasted on a dull, derivative blend of sci-fi, action, and horror.

Keith Uhlich
Time Out

The God of Aborted Franchises will be pleased.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

A mash-up of vampire horror and period westerns stewed with Blade Runner cityscapes and ridiculous religious images in a bubbling cauldron of dumb ideas and sinfully bad dialogue.

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Scott Weinberg

Another broad yet eclectic little genre-blender to (maybe) toss into your rental queue.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

"Priest'' is based on a series of Korean graphic novels. What it's really based on, though, is other movies - a whole lot of other movies.

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Eric D. Snider

Too good-looking to be dismissed entirely, not bad enough to be worthy of outright scorn, but not good enough to watch, either.

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Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

Priest is one of those films you will forget about approximately five minutes after it's over. There is absolutely nothing memorable here.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

High production values and slick editing can't save this picture. Nor does its overbearing soundtrack music, which tries to strong-arm viewers into believing they're watching a pulse-pounding thriller.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

The film, based in name only on a series of South Korean graphic novels, has nice, washed-out desert exteriors and some cool jet-powered motorcycles, but there's nothing in the hackneyed story or the derivative action scenes to make you take notice.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The good news is that Priest is not nearly as painful to sit through as Legion. But that's about it for the good news.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
In a world ravaged by centuries of war between humans and vampires some warrior priests attempt to tip the scales in favor of humanity. Get ready for some puny… More
Steve K
Take a bunch of derivative narrative elements, shake furiously, and pour them out onto the screen without any discernible talent or narrative momentum.… More
xGary Xx
In a future society where the human race has enclosed itself in walled cities governed by a fascistic religious state after centuries of war with a race of… More
JY Skacto
Based off of the Korean comic by the same name, Scott Stewart's <i>Priest</i> is a film that plays it safe and gets by.<p>The plot is all… More
Dean King
Ok so the pitch for this must have been Matrix meets Underworld. It's very stylized, has some nice production. The CGI was good especially for the Vamps,… More
Matt Goodman
Black Hat: I can smell the blood running through your veins. Smells like... DINNER. This western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller set in the future follows the… More