The Prophecy (1995) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Prophecy (1995)

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  • Release Date:  1995
  • Genre:  Sci-Fi Horror, Supernatural Power
  • Director:  Gregory Widen
  • Screenwriter:  Gregory Widen
  • Cast & Crew: Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, Viggo Mortensen, Amanda Plummer, Moriah ‘Shining Dove’ Snyder, Adam Goldberg, Steve Hytner, J.C. Quinn, Emma Shenah, Albert Nelson, Shawn Nelson, Emily Conforto, Sioux-z Jessup

The Prophecy (1995)The Prophecy (1995) Rating:

  • Raoul = 5.5 / 10;
  • IMDB = 6.5 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 6.4 / 10

The Prophecy (1995) Synopsis:

As the battle between angels rage in Heaven, the angel Gabriel descends to Earth to collect the soul of one key human. Another angel, Simon, is also sent to do everything he can to stop him.

The Prophecy (1995) Review:

Despite having some horror elements, The Prophecy is more of a supernatural thriller than a proper horror movie. The movie is actually quite similar to Constantine (2005), both in the storyline and the atmosphere, and both in its strengths and its weaknesses.

The strength probably comes from the good science-fiction story. The plot is quite difficult to assimilate at first, with lots of characters and parallel stories: the war between the angels, the quest for the soul, the angels, the kids, etc.  Luckily half way through it finally starts to make sense and the story gets really interesting.

This said, I personally had a hard time keeping my focus on that film. Maybe it was because of the movie’s slow pace, maybe because of the lack of action or maybe just because the story is too supernatural to remain credible enough. In any case, The Prophecy is far from a perfect movie. A lot of horror fans praise it as a cult sci-fi horror so I would recommend that you watch it and decide for yourself.

The film features also some very good actors including Christopher Walken (Sleepy Hollow, The Dead Zone, Pulp Fiction) and Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Ring, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) who, just by their presence, justify the time spent watching the film. But overall…I wasn’t totally convinced.

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