Sometimes it's up to one performer to make the difference in a movie that goes back to a tried-and-true formula ... and if the notion of Anthony Hopkins as an exorcist appeals to you, this otherwise standard melodrama likely will be just your ticket.
The veteran actor gets top billing as a veteran cleric at the Vatican, but the central role actually belongs to Colin O'Donoghue as a candidate for the priesthood. He comes under the supervision of the elder man, and together, they end up battling supernatural elements. DVD extras: deleted scenes. ** (PG-13: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
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