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Deliver Us From Evil

Rated R 117 minutes 2014

In this Exorcist knockoff, Eric Bana plays a lapsed Catholic policeman who rediscovers his faith while investigating a series of crimes whose perpetrators are all possessed by the devil. Director Scott Derrickson (Sinister) demonstrates a knack for atmosphere but little sense of pacing; some sequences are effectively spooky (particularly one set at the Bronx Zoo), though just as many feel uninspired, and the longer dialogue scenes stop the movie dead in its tracks. There's a nicely modulated performance from Edgar Ramirez, as a drug-addict-turned-priest, that hints at the more accomplished film this might have been.

Film Credits

Director: Scott Derrickson

Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Paul Harris Boardman, Glenn S. Gainor and Ben Waisbren

Cast: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson, Olivia Horton, Antoinette LaVecchia, Scott Johnsen, Daniel Sauli, Aidan Gemme and Jenna Gavigan


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