Priest

Priest

Priest

A post-apocalyptic, sci-fi vampire-thriller from the director of 2010's Legion, and 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 horror88 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Couldn't stop yawning

Got confused with the various 'creatures' - vampires, almost vampires, big weird animals...began to forget which was what. After a while (this movie felt so long) I did forget, and hence, didn't know what was going on. Long bike rides through deserts seemed to drag on, and just when I thought it was finally over - another boring twist, to make us sit there...

1.0

stop

doom and gloom...soap opera but longer...unmanned train but wait...toxic goods....but wait....150 school kids....just doesnt sound enthralling tome...entertainment value...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.

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

2.0
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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

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.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It moves at a lick, but is instantly forgettable.

2.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

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.

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

2.0
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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

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.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It moves at a lick, but is instantly forgettable.

2.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

Couldn't stop yawning

Got confused with the various 'creatures' - vampires, almost vampires, big weird animals...began to forget which was what. After a while (this movie felt so long) I did forget, and hence, didn't know what was going on. Long bike rides through deserts seemed to drag on, and just when I thought it was finally over - another boring twist, to make us sit...

1.0

stop

doom and gloom...soap opera but longer...unmanned train but wait...toxic goods....but wait....150 school kids....just doesnt sound enthralling tome...entertainment value...0