The Order
The Order (2003)

Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland writes and directs the religious thriller The Order. Heath Ledger portrays a priest from a secret religious order called The Carolingians. He's sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 5, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 30, 2003
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A religious thriller that's more lethargic and silly than thrilling.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Devout Catholics will be appalled; everyone else will be asleep.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's The Exorcist warmed over.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An ordeal to sit through.

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Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly

All the fine cinematography can't hide the sad fact that the second half of the film delivers none of the shocks and starts required of atmospheric horror.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

May be the nadir of the subgenre that produced The Exorcist (at its high end) and Stigmata (at its middle-to-low end).

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

You'll be wishing you'd gotten your satanic-flick fix by staying home and renting The Omen.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The picture is so lethargic that I began to think of watching it as a form of atonement.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

The movie would be perfect material for a resurrected version of the TV spoof Mystery Science Theater.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

There are some fantastic concepts, but they are presented in the most convoluted and careless manner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Brian De Guelle
o dear what a mess of a horror movie!!
Dean L
I didn't hate this movie. I really thought that I would, but I didn't. The acting is a bit shallow and the character development is very lacking and… More
Luke Baldock
It started by reminding me of the classic horrors of the 70's such as Don't Look Now and The Exorcist. The visual style and slow build up was all very… More
Lady D'arbanville
Known in the UK as Sin Eater. A dark, deep film which was quite hard to follow. I had read about a Sin Eater before in a novel and so had some interest.… More
Stephen M
As the one half conjures up excruciating boredom and the other breathless excitement, the term 'religious thriller' is an oxymoron. I wasn't… More
Dean McKenna
This strange film is like <i>Omen</i> meets <i>The Exorcist</i> fiasco. Heath Ledger is hilariously miscast as a priest, but not even… More

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