The Unholy

critic Reviews

, 27% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Rarely scary and often dull, The Unholy falls back on the same tired tropes that have already been done to death by countless other religious horror movies.
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    Matthew MonagleAustin Chronicle
    It's a credit to Brown, Morgan, and Sadler that the story works at all. These actors maintain the illusion that The Unholy is a competent horror movie for far longer than it deserves.
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    Angie HanFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's not all bad, but it's not much good.
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    Kristy PuchkoIGN Movies
    Coming out on the high heels of Lil Nas X's controversial "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," this devil's tale feels laughably tame.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    The Unholy is not designed to be deep, but since glimmers of depth are present, the lack of follow-up makes this a disappointing watch.
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    A.A. DowdAV Club
    The Unholy has the stately aura (and endless speechifying) of a sermon, but it's really a creaky nothing of a B-movie, like a chintzy Halloween exhibit set up inside an old church.
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    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International
    Has an intriguing premise but cuts too many corners in its catechism.
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    Peter GrayThis is Film
    Best left to the younger crowds who are best stimulated through their eyes and not their mind, The Unholy should serve as their repentance.
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    Micheal ComptonBowling Green Daily News
    Even a cast as good as this can't overcome a screenplay that is basically just spare parts from every other religious horror film ever made. You've seen pretty much everything in The Unholy before, and most of the time in better films.
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    Cynthia VinneyCBR
    Despite these shortcomings, The Unholy is reasonably entertaining, even though it never feels surprising or frightening.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Jeffery Dean Morgan gives it the good old college try but this movie drags his career down a notch or two.
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