Priest (2011)

Priest, a western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany) from the last Vampire War who… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 13, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sleek and stylish, but those qualities are wasted on a dull, derivative blend of sci-fi, action, and horror.

Anna Smith

It's just a shame this world is populated with such one-dimensional, humourless characters.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Some scenes on the train have a certain chill, but overall this is likely to short-change genre lovers.

Jason Best
Movie Talk

The film looks good and the action sequences have zip, but the characters are underdeveloped and the dialogue is dire.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

Bettany is a great actor who does melancholy very well, he also has a sense of mischief. It would be nice to see it shine a bit before it, too, fades to grey.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Bettany exudes an intensity that lays the groundwork for an interesting character, but Priest hasn't a prayer of creating anything more subtle than the giant cross tattooed on his face.

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Richard Propes

Paul Bettany is an intriguing choice as Priest, but his performance is so devoid of life that it might as well have been Brandon Routh.

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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

Its visual style veers between bleached desert tones and slimy undercover dankness, but the 3D version is undistinguished.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

The God of Aborted Franchises will be pleased.

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Noah Berlatsky
Splice Today

The movie Priest was a surprisingly racist, semi-coherent piece of mindless Hollywood idiocy, complete with genocidal fantasies, derivative Blade-Runner-future stylings, and please-please-please-grant-us-a-sequel tripe ending.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
In a world ravaged by centuries of war between humans and vampires some warrior priests attempt to tip the scales in favor of humanity. Get ready for some puny… More
Steve K
Take a bunch of derivative narrative elements, shake furiously, and pour them out onto the screen without any discernible talent or narrative momentum.… More
xGary Xx
In a future society where the human race has enclosed itself in walled cities governed by a fascistic religious state after centuries of war with a race of… More
JY Skacto
Based off of the Korean comic by the same name, Scott Stewart's <i>Priest</i> is a film that plays it safe and gets by.<p>The plot is all… More
Dean King
Ok so the pitch for this must have been Matrix meets Underworld. It's very stylized, has some nice production. The CGI was good especially for the Vamps,… More
Matt Goodman
Black Hat: I can smell the blood running through your veins. Smells like... DINNER. This western-fused post-apocalyptic thriller set in the future follows the… More