The Rite

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Demonic horror tale is disturbing, but no Exorcist.

PG-13 2011 112 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 17 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

not the greatest movie ever, but still worth it ^

just another average exorcism movie. not very violent or disturbing. the "worst" would be the possession of a pregnant teen girl & mentions of rape & incest to do with her, so that says a lot.

This title has:

Great messages
age 13+
The Movie was quite good. The official review states that there is some kind of sexual tension b/w the male and female protagonists but that is not so.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Great role models

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 28, 2011
  • On DVD or streaming: May 17, 2011
  • Cast: Alice Braga, Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue
  • Director: Mikael Hafstrom
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 112 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references
  • Last updated: April 2, 2022

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