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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).
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.
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.
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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).