In Deliver Us from Evil, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
My Opinion: Less horror film, more crime drama with supernatural elements. The horror bits are designed for “gotcha” moments, and nothing more. Eric Bana has some sort of weird, fake accent going on throughout the film. On the plus side, Joel McHale gets a good turn as Bana’s partner, and adds bits of levity to an otherwise dour film.