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Controversial terror over EXORCISM starring Anthony Hopkins hits Netflix

Released in 2011, “The Ritual” starred Anthony Hopkins as a priest exorcist in a plot that promised to renew the horror genre since the release of “The Exorcist” in 1973.

In the plot directed by Mikael Håfström, skeptical seminarian Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue) is about to leave the church when his superior orders him to spend time in the Vatican studying the rituals of exorcism.

Once there, he makes contact with Father Lucas (Hopkins), but the encounter only increases his doubts and questions as he discovers the dark side of Catholicism.

As their relationship deepens, Kovak also delves into reflections on belief in the devil and God.

At the same time, his skeptical side is supported by journalist Angeline (Alice Braga), who investigates Lucas’ activities, raising an ambiguity in Kovak that will put his faith to the test.

Despite a catchy premise, the inspired adaptation of Matt Baglio’s book “The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist” received harsh reviews and garnered meager 21% critical approval and 40% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes .

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Budgeted at $ 37 million, directed production also went badly at the box office, grossing just $ 96.6 million worldwide.

Despite everything, horror has been all the rage since its arrival on the Netflix catalog and many users of the platform are satisfied with the news.

Check out the reactions:

The ritual entered on netflix, for those who are fan of exorcism like me, it’s worth watching this movie

– JUJUBA (@julcamarggo) October 23, 2021

The ritual on Netflix finally 🙌🏽

– mira (@hunterjuuh) October 12, 2021

THE RITUAL ENTERED NETFLIX EU DON’T KNOW, COLIN O ‘DONOGHUEEEEEEE

– Thai (@justgillespie) October 26, 2021

watch the ritual! my friends, what a movie and watch it I’m not even halfway there yet! #Netflix

– jhon (@adm_cjk) October 15, 2021

man, the ritual is available on netflix but 0 courage to watch it to feel what i feel every time i watch it …

– kza 🌜 (@kzadias) October 29, 2021

The ritual entered on netflix, for those who are fan of exorcism like me, it’s worth watching this movie

– JUJUBA (@julcamarggo) October 23, 2021

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