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Hopkins still delivers one of his best performances in recent years but with lackluster direction, poor editing and script, “The Rite” seems like an unfinished ritual. Nonetheless, the film manages to incite a few screams from the audience, although not from me. The movie tries to be like "The Exorcist" without director William Friedkin's brilliant direction and Linda Blair's and Ellen Burstyn's exceptional performances. It is also tries to revisit the demonic terrain of Hannibal's Italy but sadly, Jonathan Demme and Jodie Foster were not in attendance. It is still exhilirating to watch the great Anthony Hopkins so it would not be a big loss if you spend your money on this film.