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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The picture is so lethargic that I began to think of watching it as a form of atonement.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    It's no wonder that the film's strongest sequence, visually and dramatically, involves none of these characters. It's a flashback to the construction of St. Peter's that explains the origins of Eden's centuries-long reign on his dark throne.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 16 and under

There's little reason to watch this mess.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a lot of peril and violence, some very graphic, including suicide and murder. There is brief strong language. There is a moderately explicit sexual situation with some nudity. Some audience members will be offended by the portrayal of the Catholic church and the behavior of the priests and a cardinal. Some may also be offended by the idea of the sin eaters, believing that sins should only be expiated through sincere atonement and not through some spiritual "get out of jail free" card.

  • Families can talk about their notion of expiation of sin.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Catholic clergy portrayed as villains.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Gory violence, suicide, murder, character deaths. Intense peril.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Nudity, sexual situation.

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Smoking and some drinking.