I just finished watching The Rite and I have to say this was a complete waste of film. The film is very dark throughout not only in the subject but also the scene’s are very poorly lit. The whole thing is one slow build up to a VERY weak ending. Not to mention the fact that you have to read at least half the film since they are speaking Italian most of the time, and the subtitles are incredibly small so you have to be very close to the screen just to read them.
This is one of those films that proves that even a great actor like Anthony Hopkins can not save a film, in fact I thought this was one of his worst acting jobs I’ve seen. Over all I’m giving this one a one star and telling you I’ve sat though it so you don’t have to, so don’t see this stinker.
**This review has nothing to do with my disdain for organised religion, I am capable of watching films with religious subjects without letting my personal beliefs into it.**