The Reaping

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The Reaping
The Reaping
  • R
  • 1h 39m
  • 2007
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Two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank stars as a former Christian missionary who must rediscover her faith to vanquish a terrible evil. Katherine Winter (Swank--Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby) lost her faith in God after her family was tragically killed, and devoted her life since to debunking religious phenomena. But when she's called in to investigate a small Louisiana town suffering what appear to be Biblical plagues, she's confronted with a terrifying reality that her science cannot explain. Now, she must find the part of her soul she has buried deep inside herself if she is to combat the demonic forces threatening the community. From producers Joel Silver (The Matrix) and Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express) and Emmy®-winning director Stephen Hopkins (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), this supernatural thriller carves a terrifying path into our darkest fears.

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Common Sense Says
Violent thriller has dark religious themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this ominous, religious-themed thriller has lots of violent scenes, many involving children. Images include a river of blood, dead fish and frogs (some beset by maggots and flies), dead children's bodies and bones, a rape scene (cut into close ups and made confusing because the victim is drugged), the ritual sacrifice of children, scary shadows in creaky houses, faces covered with oozy boils, bloody walls and floors, a mural of a lynching, suicide, locusts attacking men, and flames shooting from the sky. Characters discuss faith and skepticism, and there's a little bit of drinking and some swearing (including at least one "f--k").

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:April 5, 2007
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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