The Order

The Order
The Order
  • R
  • 1h 43m
  • 2003
Rotten8%
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Alex Bernier (Heath Ledger) is a member of an arcane order of priests who is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of the head of this order. The body may be of a Sin Eater, a renegade who offers absolution, last rites and therefore a path to heaven outside the jurisdiction of the church. Alex enlists the aid of his old comrade Father Thomas and of a troubled artist (Shannyn Sossamon) upon whom he once performed an exorcism. He soon finds himself plunged directly into the face of unimaginable evil, murder, and ultimately, a fate worse than death. The Order will find you!
© 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten8%
Critics Consensus: A religious thriller that's more lethargic and silly than thrilling.
Reviews
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Rotten

Devout Catholics will be appalled; everyone else will be asleep.

June 21, 2017
L.A. Weekly
Jon Strickland
Rotten

All the fine cinematography can't hide the sad fact that the second half of the film delivers none...

June 17, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Owen Gleiberman
Rotten

The picture is so lethargic that I began to think of watching it as a form of atonement.

June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Rotten

It's The Exorcist warmed over.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
There's little reason to watch this mess.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a lot of peril and violence, some very graphic, including suicide and murder. There is brief strong language. There is a moderately explicit sexual situation with some nudity. Some audience members will be offended by the portrayal of the Catholic church and the behavior of the priests and a cardinal. Some may also be offended by the idea of the sin eaters, believing that sins should only be expiated through sincere atonement and not through some spiritual "get out of jail free" card.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:September 5, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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