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  • Summary: Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, and has since become a world renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from what appears to be the Biblical plagues, she realizes that science cannot explain what is happening and she must regain the faith to combat the dark forces threatening the community. (Warner Bros.) Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. An effectively unsettling mix of Southern gothic and Old Testament hugger-mugger, with shades of "The Exorcist" and even "Rosemary's Baby" thrown in.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    60
    The seeds of most Biblical horror movies are sown in the Book of Revelations; The Reaping at least gets marks for originality for springing from Exodus.
  3. For genre fans, the horde-of-locust sequence may alone be worth the price of admission.
  4. Reviewed by: Laine Ewen
    38
    Some of the effects are squirm-worthy, if not actually frightening. Amid all the fake profundity, those moments -- you know, when the film is actually entertaining -- are rare.
  5. Ludicrous and overstuffed, it plows through the Big 10 of Biblical plagues.
  6. 30
    The Reaping isn't a total failure. Swank is never less than competent.
  7. 10
    This high-decibel shocker is an insult to intelligence and faith alike.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jan 12, 2013
    6
    There are times when the movie is boring but other times very surprising.
  2. Jun 12, 2011
    3
    I'm not really sure why I didn't like this movie. The acting was solid and the story flowed very well. There was just something about this movie that rubbed me the wrong way. I think that was the fact I figured out the twist ending very early in the movie. Overall this movie is probably worth a watch if nothing else then just to say you watched it, but I don't think it's going to stick with you very long after that. Expand

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