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Deliver Us From Evil

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language.
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Crime Supernatural Horror Thriller Adaptation
Length:
1 hr. 58 min.
Year of Release:
2014
USA Release:
July 2, 2014 (wide—3,000+ theaters)
DVD: October 28, 2014
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Relevant Issues
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Earthly battle between good versus evil

What is the origin of sin and the fall of man?

In contrast, what is goodness and righteousness?

Where’s God?

In the film, Ralph asks where is God when horrible crimes are being committed? Joe responds that He's in good people like Ralph who put their lives on the line for others.

Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer

What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer

ORIGIN OF BAD—How did bad things come about? Answer

Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer


drug addiction

abortion questions and answers


A comment is made in the film that vengeance always destroys the avenger.

Demon possession and exorcism

demons in the Bible

exorcism

Satan

Devil

Is Satan a real person that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? Answer

DEMON POSSESSSION and Influence—Can Christians be demon possessed? In what ways can Satan and his demons influence believers? Answer

Are Roman Catholic rituals of exorcism effective?

Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer

Is there an actual place called “Hell”? Answer

Why was Hell made? Answer

Is there anyone in Hell today? Answer

Suicide

SUICIDE—What does the Bible say? Answer

If a Christian commits suicide, will they go to Heaven? Answer

Featuring: Eric BanaSarchie
Édgar Ramírez … Mendoza
Olivia Munn … Jen
Chris Coy … Jimmy
Dorian Missick … Gordon
Sean Harris … Santino
Joel McHale … Butler
Mike Houston … Nadler
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Director: Scott Derrickson—“Sinister” (2012), “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” (2005), “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (2008)
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer Films
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Distributor: Screen Gems, Sony Pictures
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “NY police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

The film is inspired by Sergeant Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool’s paranormal thriller book Beware the Night (2001). The book details bone-chilling ‘real-life’ cases and is officially described as:

A sixteen-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie works out of the 46th Precinct in New York’s south Bronx. But it is his other job that he calls ‘the Work’: investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity’s most ancient—and most dangerous—foes. Now he discloses for the first time his investigation into incredible true crimes an inhuman evil that were never explained, solved, or understood except by Sarchie and his partner. Schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and an eyewitness to the reality of demonic possession, Ralph Sarchie has documented a riveting chronicle of the inexplicable that gives a new shape to the shadows in the dark.

In Beware the Night, he takes readers into the very hierarchy of a hell on Earth to expose the grisly rituals of a Palo Mayombe priest; a young girl whose innocence is violated by an incubus; a home invaded by the malevolent spirit of a supposedly murdered ninteenth-century bride; the dark side of a couple who were literally, the neighbors from hell; and more. Ralph Sarchie’s NYPD revelations are a powerful and disturbing documented link between the true-crime realities of life and the blood-chilling ice-grip of a supernatural terror.”

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demons and exorcism in the Bible

Is Satan a real person that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? Answer

DEMON POSSESSSION and Influence—Can Christians be demon possessed? In what ways can Satan and his demons influence believers? Answer

See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.


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Movie Critics

…an extremely scary horror movie that has a lot of blood, cursing and other grotesque things, but with a strong Christian worldview where God is ultimately victorious.
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

…while administering its spiritual jolt, this film also give us a mind-numbing pummeling with R-rated obscenities, jack-in-the-box jumps and a cat crucifixion.
—Paul Asay, Plugged In

…The movie is a three way thriller/horror/Christian hybrid, part of a new breed of films designed to bring in a wide range of viewers, and it certainly succeeds in the first two categories. …Whether the movie will appeal to a faith-based audience however, remains to be seen. …
—Ryan Duncan, Crosswalk

…An effective if imperfect meeting of the detective film and the exorcism-based fright flick… More aesthetically coherent if less frightening than the director's 2012 hit “Sinister,” the pic has a shot at surpassing that outing commercially by virtue of its appeal to devout Catholics. That audience will find Deliver very respectful of their faith…
—John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

…a pretty gruesome horror movie… Basically, this is yet another exorcism story. …marketing majors will simply point out that recent Hollywood demographics reveal that Latinos, most of whom are Catholic, comprise a huge part of the horror audience. …
—Stephen Whitty, The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

…a highly intense and effective mash-up of police procedural and horror show… “Deliver Us From Evil” has a climactic sequence worth the price of admission…
—Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

…a lost opportunity, because “Deliver Us From Evil” has talent to spare, at least on the male side of the ledger… [1½/4]
—Peter Howell, Toronto Star Newspapers

…an above-average exorcise… the real chemistry is between Bana and Ramírez—you won’t nap during their climatic exorcism at a station house, that’s for sure.
—Lou Lumenick, New York Post

…delivers far more than expected… Surprisingly strong cast makes it tolerable…
—Rafer Guzmán, Long Island Newsday

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