Priest (Unrated) [2011]

Priest (Unrated) [2011]
Priest (Unrated) [2011]
  • UR
  • 1h 27m
  • 2011
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PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece’s boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
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Critics Consensus: Sleek and stylish, but those qualities are wasted on a dull, derivative blend of sci-fi, action, and horror.
Reviews
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
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Bettany is a great actor who does melancholy very well, he also has a sense of mischief. It would...

June 22, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Philippa Hawker
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Its visual style veers between bleached desert tones and slimy undercover dankness, but the 3D ver...

June 22, 2017
Boston Globe
Mark Feeney
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"Priest'' is based on a series of Korean graphic novels. What it's really based on, though, is oth...

June 22, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Tirdad Derakhshani
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High production values and slick editing can't save this picture. Nor does its overbearing soundtr...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sci-fi vampire tale has weak characters, heavy violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this comic book-based sci-fi vampire story has strong fantasy violence, especially in the graphically gory animated title sequence; it also has monster attacks, fighting, and weapons. The movie crams together bits and pieces of vampire lore, bleak futuristic imagery, and Western elements, as well as a negative attitude toward too-powerful organized religion. There's some brief sexual innuendo and one use of "f--k," though language in general is infrequent.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action
  • Release Date:May 6, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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