The Reaping

The Reaping

(2007)

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.

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The Reaping was a welcome change from the run of the mill religious style horror movies that have come out of late, and while normally I have a rather intense dislike of Hilary Swank she was actually really quite fantastic in this role. Anna Sophia Robb was fantastic in this film. She was terrifying when she had to be and innocent and scared when she needed to be. Such talent!
Yes people know what order the plagues come in but that doesn’t mean they can predict the story arc. The Reaping... More was a deep twisted movie, it makes you feel safe, makes you think you know what’s happening then turns it around on you. There’s plenty of the “ick” factor with rivers of human blood and plague after plague inflicted on this small country town, ensuring a high body count both human and not.
I’m not religious and this film allowed the audience to not feel forced to think a certain way, to be completely objective.
This has a very mysterious old south feel to it and definitely not to be missed.Hide


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8% of critics recommend.
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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... Full Review

  • 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... Full Review

  • 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... Full Review