The Pope’s Exorcist Movie Review | Works Because of Russell Crowe’s Mighty Charisma (Spoiler-Free)
Big or small project, Russell Crowe’s name is enough to bring fans back to the theatre. The Oscar-winning actor’s recent Supernatural horror Drama just hit the theaters. If you are a Crowe fan and a horror genre fan, this movie is for you. Crowe in a horror movie is a sporadic combo. Even though the supernatural horror drama with exorcism and gore is not something new for horror fans, making the screenplay simple, Crowe’s screen presence and dedication make this a must-watch.
Crowe plays a real-life figure Father Gabriele Amorth S.S.P., an Italian Catholic priest and exorcist of the Diocese of Rome. A dedicated and cheerful Father Amorth is tormented deep inside for the people he could not save and is often challenged by the younger generation of priests who do not believe in evil. Now, he must face his greatest challenge in casting away an extremely powerful demon tormenting a young boy.
The movie runs for hundred-and-three minutes at a fast pace, keeping the audience on the edges of their seats. A veteran, Crowe brings his imposing size, humor, and dedication to the screen, carrying the entire movie on his back, making your money worth it. It may not be the best horror movie of the year, but it is an accolade for Crowe, who is 59 years old and still going strong.
3.75 stars out of 5