Gives Silence of the Lambs a Run for its Money
Reviewed by criddic2 for Copycat at 2009-08-24 03:25:03
Superbly cast and tensely directed thriller that was released the same year as "Seven," another excellent serial killer story. Hunter and Weaver are terrific. Also the last time singer Connick attempted to portray such a dark character, as one of the suspects.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose stars Jennifer Carpenter as Emily and Tom Wilkinson as Father Moore. This movie is part courtroom drama and part supernatural thriller, but the combination is balanced. When Emily Rose dies after a failed exorcism performed by Father Moore, he is accused of negligent homicide and ends up in front of the judge. Erin Bruner (Laura Linney defends him. Thrills and chills will make you jump and the religious implications will make you rethink religion entirely.
Don't let all the famous movie stars fool you. This movie is really all about a bear.
The most compelling character arc involves a noteworthy performance by a very well-trained bear.
The bear even broke a couple of Robert Redford's ribs just to show him who was really the king of independent-cinema-land.
But then Morgan Freeman kicked the bear's #!@%*# just by looking at him.
But the story is still mainly about the bear.