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Friday, July 4, 2014


A cop and a priest team up on a case of demonic possession in this Screen Gems horror film. Scott Derrickson directs from a script he wrote with Paul Harris Boardman. Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, and Olivia Munn star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Director: Scott Derrickson 

Cast: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale

Release Date: Jul 02, 2014

Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min. 

Genres: Horror 


Deliver Us from Evil has an interesting conceit of mixing police procedural with an exorcism tale.  Scott Derrickson’s film establishes a nice bit of atmosphere at the start but the tension and scares are rather lacking.  The main issue at play is that everything is terribly routine for even the greenest of genre fans.  It’s a difficult thing to take something you’ve seen millions of times before and make it interesting, something that made last years The Conjuring so impressive.  Derrickson’s film is watchable if a tad overlong.  Sadly it’s not terribly memorable either except for Bana and Munn’s mega NU YARK accents and Jole McHale’s random inclusion.  The best thing about the film is obviously Edgar Ramirez who’s just effortless as the coolest Jesuit priest this side of The Exorcist.  Deliver Us from Evil is the kind of film that show up on cable at some point in the future and you watch portions of it, never actually watching the whole thing in the long run, cinematic purgatory.



  1. Very interesting review; I was thinking of convincing the husband to go see this with me, but I'd rather wait for it to pop up on tv.

    p.s: What did you think of the Penny Dreadful finale?

    1. Yeah it's worth a watch on TV, nothing worth heading to the cinema for.

      Penny Dreadful finale was excellent! Can't wait for next season!!

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  3. I feel like I am the only person on the planet who has no idea who Joel McHale is!

    Bana's accent was a bit try hard but other than that I really enjoyed it.

    Don't disagree with you on the length and I think we are all immune to exorcisms now but it was a very solid effort.

    K :-)

    1. It was better than expect but far from perfect. McHale is a funny guy, odd seeing him in a movie like this but it worked.

  4. My expectations were low, but in the end, I had a great time with DFUE. Not as awesome as Sinister, but awesome enough to scare the hell out of me :)

    1. I enjoyed it a lot more than expected, not perfect but still fun.


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