Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: S.T. Vanairsdale
    May 13, 2011
    75
    To Stewart and screenwriter Cory Goodman's credit, the whole set up takes about 10 minutes flat, leaving Priest's remaining 77 minutes to the dark, desolate action at hand. Even more to their credit, there's something evocative in that darkness, something poetic in its desolation.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 207 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 71
  2. Negative: 23 out of 71
  1. May 16, 2011
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I expected little, I received even less. I didn't expect a full blown story, but a full of fights and special FX spectacle. It lacked those also. Its more of a trailer for Priest 2, than an actual movie. Considering the back-story the possibilities are endless, but ... they were not even touched. And open ending makes me fear continuation. Full Review »
  2. Sep 18, 2011
    4
    "Priest" tries to tame the wild SF+horror+western genre with impressive CGI. Ultimately, the movie is what you will expect.
  3. May 26, 2011
    7
    If you go in without high expectations, you'll be decently surprised. This is definitely one of those movies you instantly see and know itIf you go in without high expectations, you'll be decently surprised. This is definitely one of those movies you instantly see and know it could have been better if not for its restrictions with its pg-13 rating. In the obnoxious current vampire craze, this takes a different direction and its welcomed in my opinion. Being based on a graphic novel helps, no twilight influences here. The beginning doesn't drag on, it spends just enough time on the character development and gets going. Parts are cheesy and some dialogue is corny, but the most part, it's worth seeing. I didn't care for the way it ended, its not terrible, but it could have been done a lot better. If your on edge, probably see it in a budget theater or rent it, you won't be missing too much. Full Review »