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5.0 out of 5 stars
Hopkins Excels in excellent film!, 4 Mar. 2011
I went the cinema not expecting much after reading many negative reviews. However, on leaving the cinema I heard people saying how good it was and how much they had enjoyed it. Hopkins is an absolute Joy playing a priest and some scenes are so well filmed that I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat smiling! My girlfriend was genuinely scared at times and I must admit some parts did have my heart beating and I did jump a few times. The scene with Hopkins blessing a young girl is just fantastic and the gasps from the audience highlighted to me the effect it had.
Forget all the negative "pro" reviews. Think Hannibal Lecter fighting Demons in Rome and you will really enjoy the film. 5 Stars!!