THE RITE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mikael Hafstrom Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Colin O'Donoghue, Marta Gastini, Alice Braga, Rutger Hauer. Hannibal Lecter does exorcisms? Even though it is nearly forty years old, William Friedkin’s 1973 frightfest The Exorcist is still the benchmark by which all other films about demonic possession will be judged. And so it is with the lacklustre and turgidly paced Exorcist clone The Rite. This is more of a psychological thriller, which explores the banality of evil with a distinct lack of urgency. The Continue reading