Priest 3D

Priest 3D

Priest 3D

A post-apocalyptic, sci-fi vampire-thriller from the director of 2010's Legion, starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Maggie Q. Based on the graphic novel by Min-Woo Hyung.

Set in an alternate world, ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires, the story follows a legendary Warrior Priest (Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of ugly vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

2011Rating: M, contains violence and horror 88 minsUSA
ActionAdaptationHorrorThriller3D
71%
want to see

Reviews & comments

YAWN!!! seriously? there should be a negative rating star for this!!

Where's a WereWolf when you need one!!!

0

Just like Legion

Having seen the previous film by this duo (Legion) I wasn't expecting much and thats exactly what I got. Nothing much. The only redeeming part of this film I found was Karl Urban who played his role fantastically and seemed to be having fun at the same time. Definately one you can afford to miss especially with the $20 price tag

2.0
0

one I most certainly will see

Havent seen it only the trailer but I love vampire stories except thos twilight films but then again im not a teenager any more

4.0
0

Blade meets Aliens meets Mad Max in a vampire flick

Sometimes one just needs to sit back and enjoy a stylised action flick without worrying about a little wooden acting and some so so serious its funny dialogue. Totally enjoyed this and especially liked the shaded post-apocalyptic world and thought 3d added to the art direction Two great kiwis once again playing baddies with Karl Urban and Alan Dale; and...

3.0
0

maggieQ

anything with great fight scenes and Maggie Q is worth watching! good movie if you wanna relax after a hard day's work. don't expect a deep storyline tho!

3.0
0

Movie had potential

Classic slow motion action scenes in this movie. But it was very predictable and slow at times. But if your in need of a vampire killing fix then go ahead and watch, just dont expect a great movie.

2.0
0

A great looking cold mess

I'll watch any vampire flick, and this one certainly looked great. Paul Bettany overacts in an attractive kind of way, but Karl Urban lacks any charisma - you can always camp up a villian, but he looks too lazy to do so. Film looks great but absolutely no need to see it in 3D, they just slapped it on as a post production afterthought. Plot zero, acting...

2.0
0

Should've gone straight to DVD

Blade/Daybreakers > Priest I was pretty bored with this flick ay. It looked promising but didn't deliver enough action & horror.

2.0
0

Watch the trailer

Like so many other action films the trailer is way better than the film itself. While Priest did have some good action scenes I did feel a bit let down at times. Also the "futuristic" technology looked less advanced than what we have today. Not really worth the ticket.

2.0
0

Zzzzz

As long as they don't sparkle, I'm pretty much down to watch any vampire movie. However, Priest was so boring I almost hoped a manic depressive teenage girl would start spontaneously spazzing in her bed over her cradle snatching boyfriend, almost.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Not exactly an unholy mess, but still a rather too pious retread of classic sci-fi/action/horror riffs that lacks originality or pizzazz, "Priest" won't strike much awe in anyone.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Any prayers for character development beyond Priest’s basic outline – bad-ass kicks ass – go sadly unheeded.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It becomes clear pretty quickly that the only real thought in the movie has gone into the cowboy-gothic costumes and the computer-generated effects.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Vampires, cowboys and priests make for a hodgepodge of a horror movie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A short, dour and stodgy creature feature with average 3D effects that draws on so many film influences from westerns, action adventures and sci-fi tales that what fun there is comes from spotting the many sources.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It moves at a lick, but is instantly forgettable.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Priest now feels more like standard-issue popcorn fare than a crazy cult classic in the making.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Not exactly an unholy mess, but still a rather too pious retread of classic sci-fi/action/horror riffs that lacks originality or pizzazz, "Priest" won't strike much awe in anyone.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Any prayers for character development beyond Priest’s basic outline – bad-ass kicks ass – go sadly unheeded.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It becomes clear pretty quickly that the only real thought in the movie has gone into the cowboy-gothic costumes and the computer-generated effects.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Vampires, cowboys and priests make for a hodgepodge of a horror movie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A short, dour and stodgy creature feature with average 3D effects that draws on so many film influences from westerns, action adventures and sci-fi tales that what fun there is comes from spotting the many sources.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It moves at a lick, but is instantly forgettable.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Priest now feels more like standard-issue popcorn fare than a crazy cult classic in the making.

0

YAWN!!! seriously? there should be a negative rating star for this!!

Where's a WereWolf when you need one!!!

0

Just like Legion

Having seen the previous film by this duo (Legion) I wasn't expecting much and thats exactly what I got. Nothing much. The only redeeming part of this film I found was Karl Urban who played his role fantastically and seemed to be having fun at the same time. Definately one you can afford to miss especially with the $20 price tag

2.0
0

one I most certainly will see

Havent seen it only the trailer but I love vampire stories except thos twilight films but then again im not a teenager any more

4.0
0

Blade meets Aliens meets Mad Max in a vampire flick

Sometimes one just needs to sit back and enjoy a stylised action flick without worrying about a little wooden acting and some so so serious its funny dialogue. Totally enjoyed this and especially liked the shaded post-apocalyptic world and thought 3d added to the art direction Two great kiwis once again playing baddies with Karl Urban and Alan Dale; and...

3.0
0

maggieQ

anything with great fight scenes and Maggie Q is worth watching! good movie if you wanna relax after a hard day's work. don't expect a deep storyline tho!

3.0
0

Movie had potential

Classic slow motion action scenes in this movie. But it was very predictable and slow at times. But if your in need of a vampire killing fix then go ahead and watch, just dont expect a great movie.

2.0
0

A great looking cold mess

I'll watch any vampire flick, and this one certainly looked great. Paul Bettany overacts in an attractive kind of way, but Karl Urban lacks any charisma - you can always camp up a villian, but he looks too lazy to do so. Film looks great but absolutely no need to see it in 3D, they just slapped it on as a post production afterthought. Plot zero, acting...

2.0
0

Should've gone straight to DVD

Blade/Daybreakers > Priest I was pretty bored with this flick ay. It looked promising but didn't deliver enough action & horror.

2.0
0

Watch the trailer

Like so many other action films the trailer is way better than the film itself. While Priest did have some good action scenes I did feel a bit let down at times. Also the "futuristic" technology looked less advanced than what we have today. Not really worth the ticket.

2.0
0

Zzzzz

As long as they don't sparkle, I'm pretty much down to watch any vampire movie. However, Priest was so boring I almost hoped a manic depressive teenage girl would start spontaneously spazzing in her bed over her cradle snatching boyfriend, almost.

2.0
0