Stigmata

1999

Action / Horror

63
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 22%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 63%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 58858

Synopsis


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Cast

Patricia Arquette as Frankie Paige
Portia de Rossi as Jennifer Kelliho
Patrick Muldoon as Steven
Nia Long as Donna Chadway
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805.38 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 3 / 30

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by shisekushi 3 / 10

Gabriel Byrne's outstanding performances are wasted on a poor movie script

This movie is somewhat garbage and too simple, the subject matter of the movie, Christianity, has nothing to do with how ridiculous the movie is. There are scenes in the movie that is so "out-of-the-blue" with no apparent reason whatsoever for it to happen in the first place, making it cringe-worthy to watch. Is this horror? Meh.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

Awful flashy direction ruins the experience

So horror films in the run up to the millennium were typically full of angst and fear about what the turn of the century might hold – this was the time of religious prophecies and the like. Funnily enough, Gabriel Byrne starred in two such movies; he played Satan in the Schwarzenegger flick END OF DAYS and he plays a good-guy priest in this film, which turns out to be nothing more than an EXORCIST knock off. It's done a little differently, of course, and there's some interest to be had in the pre-Da Vinci Code plot line of hidden Jesus gospels and the 'truth' about religion. Byrne himself has always been a strong actor and he gives a decent performance here, the best in the film in fact.

Unfortunately the main thing that takes away from the STIGMATA experience is the director. Rupert Wainwright is, I'm ashamed to say, British, and he makes a total ham of his work here. Shooting the whole movie in a kind of frenzied, stupidly-edited music video style was just a plain bad idea from the start and it makes the whole film feel overblown and even wearying. This guy has little genuine skill or talent in telling the story, he just wants to show flashy visuals and montages and display lots of religious iconography. Style over substance is the expression that springs to mind.

As for Patricia Arquette, I don't quite know what to make of her. The producers have gone for a kind of 'grungy' style with her character; you know, she's one of those people who look like they smell. She's unappealing and she's uncharismatic, and she fails to work up any sympathy for her character – or maybe that's just the script's fault. It's quite funny to see a smug Jonathan Pryce sleepwalking through his token role of 'dastardly' priest and there's the requisite number of bloody sequences and demonic possession moments, but there's nothing here we haven't seen before – and most of it back in the '70s. It's a shame, because this film came out at just the right time and could have been something major – but in the end I have to class it as a missed opportunity.

Reviewed by disdressed12 6 / 10

not quite as good as End of Days(with Arnie)

I thought this was a pretty good supernatural thriller.it's not at all boring and the acting is very good especially Gabriel Byrne and Patricia Arquette,the two leads.this is one of two supernatural thrillers I have watched recently,the other being End of Days starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.i actually liked that movie more than this one for a couple reason.but I digress.lets just say that Stigmata has a a few exiting sequences,but i wish it had more.having said that,i will also say that the movie is not boring by by any stretch of the imagination.and it looked good.i just feel they could have fleshed out the main characters at least a little come to think of it,they could also have fleshed out the story a bit more,as well.despite this.i enjoyed the movie.for me,Stigmata is a 6/10

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