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The Reaping

None April 12th, 2007


Reviewers' grade: C
Hilary Swank takes a break from winning Oscars to star in this adequately creepy tale of a small Louisiana backwater town that is visited by the 10 plagues of the Old Testament. Working as a religious mythbuster, Swank believes that all miracles can be explained away by science until frogs start dying like flies, and the flies get out of control, too.

Like the recent "Premonition," "The Reaping" is a popular entertainment that deals with the loss and reclamation of religious faith, only this movie is surprisingly entertaining if you don't mind shock effects and gruesome stuff mixed in with your parables.

The cast includes up-and-coming child star AnnaSophia Robb as the witch girl from the swamp, as well as Idris Elba and David Morrissey. Director Stephen Hopkins delivers more spooky stuff than expected. It's no keeper, but I didn't mind borrowing it for 90 minutes. R -Doug Bentin

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