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The Reaping Reviews

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May 13, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2007
Upon reflection, it's not difficult to understand why The Reaping languished for so long on the shelves of Warner Brothers before being dumped into distribution. The film, despite attempts at edit-room reparation, is virtually unreleasable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 5, 2007
Directed by Stephen Hopkins, the film begins gracefully, judiciously. Sadly, in its final 20 minutes, it throws its admirable caution to the wind.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2007
What Hath Hollywood Wrought (or should that be ROT)?We GET it. "The end" is coming. Just not soon enough in this case.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 5, 2007
What once held some promise of being a clever film explodes into a mess of trite plot devices and sad attempts to explain the rapidly degenerating vision of the filmmakers, who seem hell-bent (pardon the pun) on imparting some sort of religious lesson.
Read More | Original Score: D
April 4, 2007
The Reaping proves that you reap what you sow, and what these particular screenwriters have sown is just another word for manure.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 10, 2007
Forget Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don't Cry, keeping a straight face here could be the greatest achievement of Swank's career
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 9, 2007
'The Reaping' is further proof that faith and reason are both readily sacrificed on the shallow altar of entertainment
April 4, 2007
At least the sordid screenplay provides this fantastic line, uttered by Ben: "Forget about it. Let's just get out of here before the final two plagues!"Amen to that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 6, 2007
Think of it as The Omen meets Oil of Olay.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 5, 2007
Hilary Swank wades through bitchin' plagues and comes out looking hot. Film at 11. DVD at 11:30.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 19, 2008
At no time does director Stephen Hopkins give us reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 5, 2007
When a movie can't even make something like "biblical plagues" worth watching, you just know you're in the hands of filmmakers as lazy as they are lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 5, 2007
[Director Stephen Hopkins] must have decided that horror needn't be technically horrifying, just flashy and programmatic and full of woo-woo choral bits that loudly command our spines to tingle. Stubborn little thing, mine didn't. And neither will yours.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 2, 2007
Religious horror with multiple shocks but little substance.
April 9, 2007
A slick-looking but incredibly schlocky horror film.
April 24, 2007
If you had to choose between watching this and suffering boils, take the option which at least you can treat with a cream rather than years of expensive therapy
April 5, 2007
Ads for The Reaping ask 'What hath God wrought?,' but I don't think it's fair to pin this on Him.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 5, 2007
Swank takes some time off to vacation in a silly paranormal thriller.
Full Review
April 5, 2007
Schlocky, obvious fight-flick that gets the shock job done, but at the expense of subtly, fun and, possibly, Hilary Swank's career.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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