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The Righteous (2021)




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A burdened man feels the wrath of a vengeful God after he and his wife are visited by a mysterious stranger.


Critic Reviews for The Righteous

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (3)

The Righteous presents a totally fresh spin on the call from inside-the-house horror trope. The heartbreaking performances by Henry Czerny and Mimi Kuzyk also elevate the film from a standard religious drama into the realms of a Lovecraftian terror.

August 30, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Righteous is a confident, compelling debut, a dark journey into the soul that satisfyingly leaves as many questions unanswered as answered.

August 24, 2021 | Full Review…

In his debut, [O'Brien's] emotional control becomes apparent, in patiently building suspense through dialogue and calm performances.

August 24, 2021 | Full Review…

Frederic's spiritual crisis, expressed concisely in that opening scene, will play out at length over the rest of the film, in a dramatic ordeal of self-torment and Satanic confrontation.

October 10, 2021 | Full Review…

The Righteous is not a film that was made for a universal audience. Its slow pace and heavy dialogue make the ending startling and unexpected-but whether it's effective is entirely up to the viewer.

September 30, 2021 | Full Review…

A quiet and conversationally brooding work.

September 20, 2021 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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