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Violent thriller has dark religious themes.
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Rotten: Director Stephen Hopkins] must have decided that horror needn't be technically horrifying, just flashy and programmatic and full of woo-woo choral bits that loudly command our spines to tingle. Stubborn little thing, mine didn't. And neither will yours.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Thursday, April 5, 2007
Rotten: The Reaping isn't quite bad enough, or even New Testament enough, to qualify as a sign of the impending apocalypse. But by the time it's over, you know you're getting close.
- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Monday, April 9, 2007
Rotten: The cumulative effect is likely to make viewers weary, but not so weary that they can't manage a chuckle or two during the film's cheesed-out final minutes.
- Carla Meyer, Dallas Morning News, Monday, May 28, 2007
Was expecting a far worse movie than I got with this one. Enjoyed it from beginning to end. A good supernatural flick with a lot of twists and turns. I kept thinking that i was right on the reveal but only part right. Good twist.
- jmanard52, Sunday, June 1, 2008
The reaping is a fairly decent film. It's not the type of film that keeps you guessing, as the film is pretty predictable from the get go. Hilary Swank prevents the film from being a boring film, and the film does have some pretty good special effects. A good enough film to be entertained, just don't expect anything spectacularly horrifying and great. The film though tense at times doesn't do anything new or that interesting to horrify. The film is decent, but lacks the intrigue to make this film truly memorable, with that in mind The Reaping is simply a film to watch when there's nothing good to watch. A well made film to say the least, The Reaping is simply put a film with minimal scares, and relies too often on special effects. In the end, it's simply an average film to watch.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, June 10, 2010