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The Rite

Rating:PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 28, 2011
Running time:112 minutes
Cast:Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds, Alice Braga, Toby Jones, Colin O'Donoghue
Director:Mikael Håfström
Writer:Matt Baglio, Michael Petroni
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema

Description: Seminary student Michael Kovak is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. Wearing his deep skepticism like armor, Michael challenges his superiors to look to psychiatry, rather than demons, in treating the possessed. Only when he's sent to apprentice with the unorthodox Father Lucas -- a legendary priest who has performed thousands of exorcisms -- does Michael's armor begin to fall. As he is drawn into a troubling case that seems to transcend even Father Lucas's skill, he begins to glimpse a phenomenon science can't explain or control... and an evil so violent and terrifying that it forces him to question everything he believes.

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