The Reaping

The Reaping

The Reaping

Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was killed. Since, she's become a world renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But an investigation in small town Louisiana, whose residents claim to be seeing & suffering from the Biblical plagues, causes Ms Swank to re-evaluate her beliefs.

2007Rating: M, contains low level offensive language91 minsUSA
HorrorThriller
Director:
Stephen Hopkins ('Predator 2', 'Lost In Space', tv's '24')
Writer:
Carey HayesChad Hayes
Cast:
Hilary SwankDavid MorrisseyIdris ElbaStephen Rea
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Variety

Variety

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Revisiting the book of Exodus in a feverish Southern-gothic context, this lurid, often ludicrously entertaining slab of Biblesploitation builds an earnest case for spirituality in a skeptical age...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The only remotely notable thing about this particular jumble of boos, bangs and door creaks...is that it tries to wed the horror trend with the heated-up God market...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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The editing is perplexing: potentially interesting scenes are brief, others drawn-out. It takes far too long to get to the small town, far too long to meet the girl everyone’s blaming, far too long to get to the darned point. As a result, the reveal is so belated and hurried it’s almost pointless. It’s a sad state of affairs when the fit of Hilary Swank’s casual slacks is more interesting than a plague of locusts...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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Some of the effects are squirm-worthy, if not actually frightening. Amid all the fake profundity, those moments -- you know, when the film is actually entertaining -- are rare...

1.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Swank looks good, the film looks good, but the lack of clarity in the storytelling makes for a frivolous affair...

2.0
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Film Threat

Film Threat

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The Reaping isn't a total failure. Swank is never less than competent...

1.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Empty but tasty popcorn horror...

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Revisiting the book of Exodus in a feverish Southern-gothic context, this lurid, often ludicrously entertaining slab of Biblesploitation builds an earnest case for spirituality in a skeptical age...

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The only remotely notable thing about this particular jumble of boos, bangs and door creaks...is that it tries to wed the horror trend with the heated-up God market...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

The editing is perplexing: potentially interesting scenes are brief, others drawn-out. It takes far too long to get to the small town, far too long to meet the girl everyone’s blaming, far too long to get to the darned point. As a result, the reveal is so belated and hurried it’s almost pointless. It’s a sad state of affairs when the fit of Hilary Swank’s casual slacks is more interesting than a plague of locusts...

1.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

Some of the effects are squirm-worthy, if not actually frightening. Amid all the fake profundity, those moments -- you know, when the film is actually entertaining -- are rare...

1.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Swank looks good, the film looks good, but the lack of clarity in the storytelling makes for a frivolous affair...

2.0
0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

The Reaping isn't a total failure. Swank is never less than competent...

1.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Empty but tasty popcorn horror...

3.0
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