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      Priest

      PG-13 Released May 13, 2011 1h 27m Fantasy Horror Action TRAILER for Priest: Trailer 1 List Priest: Trailer 1 Priest: Trailer 1 2:23 View more videos
      15% Tomatometer 100 Reviews 46% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings In a society ravaged by centuries of war between humans and vampires, a legendary warrior priest (Paul Bettany), a veteran of the last conflict, lives in an enclosed city ruled by the church. When a murderous pack of vampires kidnaps his niece (Lily Collins), the priest breaks his sacred vows and sets out to rescue her before the bloodsuckers put the bite on her. Joining him on his quest are his niece's boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and a former priestess (Maggie Q) with supernatural fighting skills. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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

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      Anna Smith metro.co.uk It's just a shame this world is populated with such one-dimensional, humourless characters. Rated: 2/5 Aug 24, 2018 Full Review Roger Moore Tribune News Service 'Priest' is about five beads shy of a rosary. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 12, 2013 Full Review Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald Bettany is a great actor who does melancholy very well, he also has a sense of mischief. It would be nice to see it shine a bit before it, too, fades to grey. Rated: 2/5 Aug 25, 2011 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review It seems no matter how hard star Paul Bettany tries to establish himself as an action hero, he keeps choosing poor scripts. Rated: 1.5/4 Jun 7, 2023 Full Review Jason Best Movie Talk The film looks good and the action sequences have zip, but the characters are underdeveloped and the dialogue is dire. Dec 5, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Paul Bettany is an intriguing choice as Priest, but his performance is so devoid of life that it might as well have been Brandon Routh. Rated: 2.5/4.0 Sep 20, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Pierre L Focus To kill the evil spirit, do not get distracted by good or usurped symbols Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Kai M Very underrated movie with awesome effects. If you're looking for something a little bit different, you can't go wrong with this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/24 Full Review Tim B One of my favorite movies from when I was younger. I was but a young man obsessed with Karl Urban, so I decided to try this movie. I loved it and have loved it ever since. I rewatch this movie about once a year. The world is interesting. Karl Urban is badass in this movie and the rest of the cast does at a decent job. Now, in 2024, I've decided to watch it again and I am still loving it... I really don't get the low scores from both critics and audiences. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Sonya L If you enjoy a buffet if overdone tropes peppered with every bad one-liner ever written - this whatever-it-is — is for you! Priest is a star studded schizophrenic flop! It's dystopian, it's maybe an alternate earth, it's a half-assed western, but also a king- fu commercial for a futuristic Catholic police state. The characters are flatter than the state of Arizona; and yet, decorated with decent cinematography, CGI, and sound design. What a stellar example of how bad writing ruins everything! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/19/23 Full Review Anderson O Stylist and ages well, some of the themes and ideologies similar to the Roman Catholic Church but Neo-apocalyptic and authoritarian. Lead characters are down to business and gritty for rescuing a family member in this Spiritual comic book horror film. The Villain has a one note motive that's straight forward, but overpowered as well. And goes out faster than expected. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/17/23 Full Review Emilliano Jr S Its like a cheap rip off of Marvel's Blade. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In a society ravaged by centuries of war between humans and vampires, a legendary warrior priest (Paul Bettany), a veteran of the last conflict, lives in an enclosed city ruled by the church. When a murderous pack of vampires kidnaps his niece (Lily Collins), the priest breaks his sacred vows and sets out to rescue her before the bloodsuckers put the bite on her. Joining him on his quest are his niece's boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and a former priestess (Maggie Q) with supernatural fighting skills.
      Director
      Scott Stewart
      Producer
      Michael De Luca, Joshua Donen, Mitchell Peck
      Screenwriter
      Cory Goodman
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Michael De Luca, Stars Road Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Disturbing Images|Brief Strong Language|Intense Sequences of Action|Intense Sequences of Violence)
      Genre
      Fantasy, Horror, Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 13, 2011, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 16, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $29.1M
      Runtime
      1h 27m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital
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