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The Unholy (2021)

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Critic Consensus: 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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The Unholy follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister.

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Cast

Cary Elwes
as Bishop Gyles
William Sadler
as Father Hagan
Katie Aselton
as Dr. Natalie Gates
Christine Adams
as Monica Slade
Diogo Morgado
as Monsignor Delgarde
Marina Mazepa
as Mary Elnor
Gisela Chipe
as Sofia Walsh
Janelle Feigley
as Photographer/Reporter
Kiara Pichardo
as Faithful #3
Dustin Tucker
as Dan Walsh
Bill Thorpe
as Father Prescott
Celeste Oliva
as Librarian
Danny Corbo
as Toby Walsh
Bates Wilder
as Sonny Corbo
Sonny Corbo
as Toby Walsh
Madison LaPlante
as Teenage Girl
Charlie Thurston
as Nervous Man
Amber Sage
as Church Attendee(as Amber Stoller)
Mere Davis
as Faithful #1
Nate Luis Silva
as Photographer
David Matthew Jenkins
as Security Guard
Cassidy Neal
as Grace Father
Kevin Fennessy
as Faithful #4
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All Critics (57) | Top Critics (13)

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.

April 9, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's not all bad, but it's not much good.

April 5, 2021 | Full Review…

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.

April 5, 2021 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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.

April 2, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

April 1, 2021 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
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Has an intriguing premise but cuts too many corners in its catechism.

April 1, 2021 | Full Review…

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