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Deliver Us From Evil: NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
Opening Weekend: $9.7 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 30%
Review: With a terrifying trailer and a writer/director with bona-fide horror credentials (Scott Derrickson [Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose]), there was a lot of hype for Deliver Us From Evil preceding its release. While it was a decent horror movie that added an element of investigative mystery to the tropes of typical thrillers, it was a film that at the end of the day fell into expected clichés. Eric Bana (Munich) and Édgar Ramírez make a good co-starring pair and the story is engaging enough, but by the end Deliver Us From Evil looks like any other possession movie. Too bad; it looked so unique.
The Final Word: 2/4 - Wait to rent it.