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The Rite

Released

Jan 28, 2011

Latest Home Video

May 17, 2011

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Director

Mikael Håfström

Cast

Colin O'Donoghue
Anthony Hopkins
Ciarán Hinds

Studio

2011 New Line Cinema/ Warner Brothers

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Still shot from the movie: The Rite.

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Synopsis

Although he is skeptical of the reality of demonic possession, an American seminary student (Colin O'Donoghue) attends several exorcisms performed by a believing priest (Anthony Hopkins).

Content Details

Why Is The Rite Rated PG-13?

The Rite is rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Rite...

Violence: A man in a mortuary prepares a suicide victim for burial. A cyclist is hit and killed by an automobile. Another deceased traffic accident victim is shown lying on the street. A man slaps a child and knocks her to the ground. A religious leader yells at and baits patrons. Characters undergo disturbing transformations and contortions, including spitting up blood and nails. A young boy’s bruised body is seen. Bloody images of a birth are portrayed along with the suggestion of a murder. Characters are choked. Other disturbing satanic images are depicted.

Sexual Content: One man questions another character’s sexual orientation and briefly talks about a crude form of castration. A girl admits her father raped her. Later she invites another man to rape her. Partial buttock nudity (in a nonsexual context) is briefly seen.

Language: The script contains one extreme sexual expletive and infrequent profanities, crude sexual terms and scatological slang. Several scenes contain crude sexual comments.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man drinks at home. A nun is briefly shown smoking.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Coarse Language, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
AB 14A Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Children.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes.
ON 14A Frightening Scenes, Mature Theme.
QC 13+
NB
NS
NL
PE
14A

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of The Rite...

The Rite releases to home video on May 17, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

-  Alternate ending

- The Rite: Soldier of God (meet Father Gary Thomas, the Vatican-ordained exorcist whose life story inspired the film).

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