Reviewed byBob AnVote: 8/10/10
I decided to watch this film because I was attracted to the fact thatit was based on a true story and that it is connected to Romania, whichis very close to my city.
Anyway, the film is quite good. The rating of 5 here really does notreflect the overall experience.
I would give 10 for the setting, the interiors ( especially the room ofthe possessed girl and the churches and all the rooms ) as they havethat 'something' that really stands out.
The acting of all the actors, except the main actress is really good.The main reporter girl is kinda too ... hasty and there was somethingabout her abrupt ways that did not click with me. Maybe she was meantto be like that.
The last ( 2nd exorcism) was kinda non believable while the 1st one wason point.
I am not 100% sure if they filmed all in Romania but it looked that wayand that gave extra + to the story.
My rating is 8. The film was entertaining and interesting 99% of thetime.
Reviewed bysubxerogravityVote: 6/10/10
Not the most exciting film, it's a horror mystery, that's more mysterythan horror and the mystery was not that interesting. It was about afaithless journalist trying to prove God is not real by doing a storyabout a Priest in jail for murder because an exorcism went wrong.Sounds like a good story. The setting of the movie also seemed good asit takes place in Romania, during a holiday that, according to the filmis similar to Halloween, and when I herd this at the beginning of thefilm I was jazzed to watch a Halloween picture during the season. TheCrucifixion shows a lot of elements of mystery and sexuality that makesif feel like a homage of Hammer Horror, but it falls a little shortfrom become a classic of even a cult classic, real short.
Reviewed byphilneilVote: 6/10/10
Like 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' (based on the true story of AnnelieseMichel) this movie is also based on the true story of the Tanacuexorcism, which was a case wherein Maricica Irina Cornici, a mentallyill nun at the Romanian Orthodox Church monastery of Tanacu in VasluiCounty, Romania, was killed during an exorcism by priest Daniel PetreCorogeanu with the help of four other nuns.
Adelina's story is told through a series of flashbacks and this iswhere there are some truly disturbing elements and shocking visualswhich push the genre from murder/mystery/thriller to actual horror.
The Romanian setting has an almost Gothic allure and certainly addsatmosphere.
Although there were some cheap jump-scares it did actually manage toshock (and disgust) me a couple of times when something 'real'occurred.
I don't want to come across as negative in this review as this is anicely made movie, however it's nothing I haven't seen before (donebetter).
When Nicole comes in contact with Father Anton (Corneliu Ulici) more and more inexplicable events occur. The pair begin to believe that the priest lost the battle with a demon.