The Reaping 2007

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Thousands of years ago there was a series of bizarre occurrences that many believed to have been the Ten Biblical Plagues. No one thought they could happen again. Until now.

Starring:
Hilary Swank, David Morrissey
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

The Reaping

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Stephen Hopkins
Starring Hilary Swank, David Morrissey
Supporting actors Maggie Eldred, Idris Elba, Stephen Rea, AnnaSophia Robb
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By DVD Fan on 11 Oct 2007
Format: DVD
This is a pretty good film, a very stylish horror/thriller with neat special effects. It could almost pass for an extended X-Files episode. A small town contacts a woman who works disproving various religious omens, which she finds out all have a scientific explanation. After losing her faith many years before she buts a lot of effort in to disproving any signs of religious miracles all over the world. However this time she may have her work cut out as one small town starts to receive the biblical plaque one by one, can she explain this or do anything about it?
It has a good story and some good acting talent on show, the effects especially for the plaques are very well done. It does start a little slow but it soon builds up to a great ending with a few twists along the way. Perfect for an evenings entertainment. Overall score 7/10.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jenny J.J.I. on 27 Sep 2007
Format: DVD
"The Reaping" is supposed to be this year's entry into the horror/thriller/lost faith genre, but doesn't quite know where to go. Should it be just a horror flick? No. How about a "lost faith" story? Nope. But it does qualify for being a thriller, in my opinion. The Reaping is as formulaic as it may be; it's still fun to watch. Hilary Swank finally looks feminine despite portraying yet another fearless female. She plays Katherine Winter, an ex-woman of the cloth who turned her back on the Church after suffering personal tragedy, and now spends her time as a professor debunking miracles as myths.

But she runs out of plausible explanations when what appears to be the Bible's Ten Plagues begin to afflict a small town and she is called there to help its citizens. They blame a young girl, Loren McConnell (played frighteningly well by AnnaSophia Robb), whom they accuse of having killed her brother in a river that has now turned into blood, the first plague. Katherine encounters her several times and has trouble getting into an objective frame of mind as she likens Loren, no matter how creepy looking she is, to her own daughter.

During the time I was watching this I notice that some of the plagues could have used a scarier execution. Like, when the frogs fell out of the sky, they were only a few, and oddly, none fell on the characters, just around them. That would have been a perfect eww-gross opportunity. Also, with the frequent references to the eerie wind chimes that everyone in the town seemed to have, I kept expecting to see some connection in the end but it was unsatisfying a mere misdirection. Hilary Swank is a phenomenal actress, there is no question, and she deserves far greater than her role as Katherine Winter gives her to work with.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Popeye on 5 May 2008
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More of a Thriller than a Horror. A film which offers not only great visual effects, but also a great story line which would be it's only downfall to some people..........
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lord Akkarin on 20 Jan 2008
Format: DVD
This is not a horror film no matter what you see. There is really nothing particularly scary in this film, but I still love it just because of the brilliant acting and the fact that the storyline is really quite good. The only way you could conside this a horror is if you are scared of locusts. Seeing as im not very scared of them its really just a question if following the twisting storyline to the end. The Cgi is good and Hilary Swank's acting very good so overall I just love this film.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 May 2011
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Haven, Louisiana, and the death of a child in mysterious circumstances sparks of a series of events that appear to represent the biblical plagues. Enter Katherine Winter, a former Christian missionary turned atheist and a religious phenomena debunker. Who along with her faith believing student set about finding the scientific cause of these strange occurrences.

What to do when you are a big Oscar winner? Tackle the horror genre it seems. Here Hillary Swank {who is actually fine here} fails to learn from Halle Berry's {Gothika} mistake by taking on material that is sub-standard fare. The story is interesting enough, and the religious battle of wills makes for set ups with potential. It's just that Stephen Hopkins' film is awash with gimmickry and all to often resorts to basic genre formula. Some scenes show genuine potential, interesting ideas have been formed, the dialogue holding us with purpose, then it's cheap cop out time. With the film borrowing heavily from prior, and much better, religious thrillers. It looks nice, in fact some of the sequences are gorgeous, yes a blood red river cloaked in greenery is beautiful. But ultimately what remains is a self parody of a movie that started with high hopes, but ended up running out of fresh ideas and impetus. While the ending I'm sure brings howls of derision instead of the intended fright. 3/10
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dooga on 17 Nov 2007
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Mixing religion with horror always sounds like a good idea, because it creates a terrifying atmosphere, and a creepy sensation when viewed. They do exactly this in The Reaping. A very scary and suspensful film, and full of jolts as well. Rather twisted, and quite disturbing, but nonetheless, a very good attempt at envolving God in a film. Enough said, now watch.
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This film is one of my favourites, I have watched it multiple times and always thoroughly enjoyed it. It's classed as horror thriller and its a very stylish/exciting film. It's based on the bibles ten plagues and as throughout the film it is all about them. Hilary Swank plays a woman who has lost her faith as her family is destroyed, and turns to science and proving mutliple times that there is always a scientific reason for many "miracles" that happen. She gets a call to try and figure out what has happened in the small town of "Haven" where the river has turned red and a small 12 year old girl (played amazingly well by AnnaSophia Robb) is involved.

Brilliant definitely one to watch - prepare for the worst . . .
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