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Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: The Rite is a supernatural thriller movie about a young, American seminary student who goes to Rome to attend the Vatican's so-called "exorcism school."? The movie is set to hit U.S. theaters on January 28, 2011.? The Rite stars Anthony Hopkins, Ciaran Hinds, Colin O'Donoghue and Alice Braga.? In the film, which is said to be inspired by true events, Hopkins plays Father Lucas Trevant, a priest who offers the skeptical student, Michael Kovak, instruction on how to perform exorcisms.??? Reviews for The Rite began coming out several days before the movie was released.? Overall, reviews were mixed to poor.? On January 27, 2011, the day before The Rite's release, the film garnered a 22 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes' "Tomatometer."? The movie scored a slightly better 40 out of a possible 100 on Major movie critics who offered less-than-favorable reviews of The Rite seemed to feel that one of the problems with the film is its screenplay.? Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter says the movie "becomes more ludicrous as it goes along, with more than a few lines of dialogue from Michael Petroni's over-the-top screenplay eliciting unintended titters."? Scheck does compliment the acting performance of O'Donoghue, calling his characterization of young priest Michael Kovak "solidly credible."? Other critics, like Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly, flat out panned The Rite.? Gleiberman, who gave the movie a "D," says The Rite "commits the supreme sin of making the devil dull." Despite the overall scores, some critics did offer slightly more favorable reviews of The Rite, including Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times.? Ebert, who gave the film three out of four stars, says The Rite is "atmospheric" and calls the movie's cinematography "eerie and evocative."? He says The Rite is also "enriched" by its actors. For more information on this topic, visit the link below: REFS,,20460942,00.html Mahalo Daily Videos Playlist: Celebs in 60 Seconds: Check out More Videos from Mahalo: How to Play Guitar: How to Speak French: How to Speak Italian: How to Speak Spanish: How to Speak Korean: Learn Math: Learn German: Learn Biology: Learn Math: Learn German:
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