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      Ritual

      R Released Sep 18, 2002 1 hr. 39 min. Horror List
      0% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 28% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score An American doctor encounters members of a voodoo cult when she is summoned to Jamaica to treat a wealthy man's brother. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 29 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Re-branded a "Tales from the Crypt" film (also known as "Ritual") upon its DVD release, this Jamaican voodoo horror starring Tim Curry is a tale of black magic and revenge. It is a a re-make of "I Walked with a Zombie" which isn't that exciting of a film to begin with. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Much better than it deserved to be. Ritual sees a doctor lost her license, leading her to take a position in Jamaica looking after a patient who believes he is becoming a zombie. There is lots of voodoo here, great acting and characters. And a really hot dance scene with Jennifer Grey. There are some neat twists and turns and revelations for the characters, plus a great underlying story. We also get to see a lot of Jamaican culture that is not tourist related. All in all a really good movie, much greater than the sum of its parts. The only letdown were the really bad Cryptkeeper segments at the beginning and end. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked this movie. Reminds me of The Serpent and the Rainbow. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Tales From The Crypt: Ritual...A BS Voodoo Movie... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Here's a film devastated by its incompetent director. "Ritual" feels cheap and a major reason for that is the directing and the editing. The film has numerous shots which go to an artificial slow motion that feels and looks tacky. It's a style/trick that a high school A/V student uses in their short films. In an adult feature, it makes the film feel that much worse. That's a shame, because the cast is trying their best to deliver a good film. Jennifer Grey in particular doesn't hold back, although it does feel a bit awkward that she dresses as scantily as she may ever have. Daniel Lapaine also manages to be sympathetic, which is necessary given the role he plays. Tim Curry I wish was in the film as a more significant element, but c'est la vie. The film is sort of a mystery and a fun mixture of voodoo and science. Unfortunately, the pacing is off thanks to a lackluster director and I found myself terribly bored and nodding off during the feature. I fought to stay awake to see who the culprit was at least, so that's somewhat successful. Although this film isn't very good, I did like it was still a "Tales From The Crypt" film and the Cryptkeeper got to do the bookends. It does make me wish Dimension cashed in on their acquisition more and made every horror film they put out a "Tales From The Crypt" film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is kind of slow. It's not a movie I would see in the theater. The acting is kind of cheesy. But horror fans love cheesy. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Mike Massie Gone With The Twins The editing, dialogue, and pacing are bland enough that the film decreases in tension and becomes almost boring as it progresses, rather than more frenetic and terrifying. Rated: 3/10 Nov 9, 2020 Full Review Walter Chaw Film Freak Central the "Tales from the Crypt" brand's predilection for cheap T&A and gore gags feel like a betrayal more than good, clean, exploitation fun. Rated: 1.5/4 Nov 7, 2006 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures nothing beyond what you might expect from a direct-to-DVD release from Dimension Films Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 8, 2006 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com seems that even with the power of the dead, no one can put Baby in the corner Rated: 2.5/5 Jun 6, 2006 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis ...a lightweight trifle, like the TV show that spawned it rather than the Val Lewton movie that inspired it. Rated: 4/10 May 7, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An American doctor encounters members of a voodoo cult when she is summoned to Jamaica to treat a wealthy man's brother.
      Director
      Avi Nesher
      Screenwriter
      Inez Wallace
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      RKO Pictures
      Rating
      R (Language|Violence|Some Sexuality)
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 18, 2002, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 23, 2016
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