Deliver Us From Evil (2014) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2014
  • Genre:  Possession
  • Cast and crew: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Joel McHale, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson, Olivia Horton, Scott Johnsen, Daniel Sauli, Antoinette LaVecchia, Aidan Gemme, Jenna Gavigan
  • Director:  Scott Derrickson
  • Screenwriter:  Lisa Collier Cool, Paul Harris Boardman, Ralph Sarchie, Scott Derrickson

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8.5 / 10;
  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 6 / 10;
  • IMDb = 6.2 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 2.8 / 10;

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Synopsis:

Two cops investigate a series of crimes all related to a group of ex-military men, survivors of a tragic encounter with a demon years before in Iraq.

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Review:

After his masterpiece The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the great Sinister, I cannot stress how impatient I was to discover Scott Derrickson’s new horror movie. Maybe too impatient, to Deliver Us From Evil came to me a bit like a disappointment.

The movie is fine in most aspects but is just way too generic to be great. The story takes the form of a possession movie hidden behind a police investigation veil. Doesn’t that remind you a little of something? Yes, The Exorcism of Emily Rose was the same. Oh, I see what you did there Mr. Derickson… But whereas Emily Rose was a welcome touch of novelty to the possession genre, Deliver Us from Evil feels like a combination of all the genre clichés. The main characters are the usual hothead cops from the Bronx (New York) that you can imagine. Where is the usual priest you might ask? Don’t worry, he is there, simply he is disguised as a religious hothead too.

The crime story is really not bad, but awkwardly put side by side with the possession story. The result feels like two separate movies: a crime/action movie in the first two thirds, and a full-on, really classic possession movie for the last part.

You’ll have to wait until the end to see something outstanding. The possession scenes in the final part re very impressive. Even tho there is no real surprise in the development of the story, this last bit will probably convince more than one horror fan.

To me, however, this wasn’t enough to make it a great movie. The atmosphere is good, but the first part felt just way too long and could have been cut down by a good bit (the movie is almost two hours long!). In conclusion, Deliver Us From Evil is a decent movie, but one which shows a decrease in quality for Scott Derrickson behind the camera, let’s just hope his next one will be just a little more surprising.

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