January 28, 2011
Studio: New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
Director: Mikael Håfström
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images and language including sexual
Screenwriter: Michael Petroni
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Rutger Hauer
Official website: TheRitemovie.com
Inspired by true events, "The Rite" follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he's in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil's reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.