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Deliver Us From Evil

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Deliver Us From Evil
  • Genre: Suspense/Thriller
  • Release Date: 2014-07-02 Nationwide
  • Running Time: 118 min.
  • Director: Scott Derrickson
  • Cast: Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale
  • Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
  • Distributor: Sony Pictures
  • Official Site: Deliver Us From Evil Official Site

Horror, like porno, can be judged only by its effect on your pulse. If you jerked in your seat, it served its function. Biology requires us to react to jump scares, just it urges a lonely man to thrill to a great set of tits. But triggering a coronary reaction is a cheaper standard than making a quality movie.

Scott Derrickson's Deliver Us From Evil is an atmospheric but anemic spook story about a New York policeman named Ralph (Eric Bana) who stumbles across a demon-possessed crime spree, which traces back to a battlefield in Diyala. Luckily for Derrickson, this devil hates light bulbs, causing Ralph to spend countless scenes wandering around in the dark waiting to be startled by a cat. Even when he goes outside, he can't catch a break -- cinematographer Scott Kevan shoots this slick and sinister cityscape as if the streets themselves are possessed, and on the rare days when it isn't raining, the sun is as weak as if Satan's drained it like a pimple.

There are flickers of camp. Comic Joel McHale pops up as a jockish cop who likes to fight with a knife, and an entire sequence is shot in night-vision at the zoo. (Lions and devils and bears, oh my!) One flashback to a mere five years before is so nonsensically grainy it looks like it was filmed by Zapruder, and as Ralph's wife (Olivia Munn) and daughter (Lulu Wilson) become targets, we get distracted by wondering why the family owns the last old-school Jack-in-the-box in the Bronx. Yet despite the screaming gore, the movie is so rote that it can't even rouse us for the de rigueur exorcism.

Amy Nicholson
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  • AMC Arizona Center 24

    AMC Arizona Center 24

    565 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 12:25 PM, 3:15 PM, 6:05 PM
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    AMC Arrowhead 14

    7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale, AZ 85308
    602-956-4AMC
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    AMC Deer Valley 30

    3033 W. Agua Fria Freeway New River, AZ 85027
    623-434-0300
    CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation 6:40 PM
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    AMC Esplanade 14

    2515 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
    602-667-0330
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation;Fork & Screen;Reserved Seating 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM
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    AMC Mesa Grand 24

    1647 S. Stapley Mesa, AZ 85204
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 6:05 PM, 8:55 PM
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    AMC Westgate 20

    9400 W. Hanna Drive Glendale, AZ 85306
    888-262-4386
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:00 AM, 1:55 PM, 5:00 PM
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    7611 W. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85033
    888-588-CINE
    (12:35 PM), (3:10 PM), 7:45 PM, 10:20 PM
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    Dickinson Palm Valley 14

    1325 N. Litchfield Road Goodyear, AZ 85338
    623-535-4000
    (10:20 AM), (4:20 PM), 9:35 PM
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  • Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 with IMAX

    Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 with IMAX

    5000 Arizona Mills Circle Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-820-0387
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    16046 Arrowhead Fountns Center Drive Peoria, AZ 85382
    623-412-0122
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    3159 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85226
    480-732-0110
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    1620 W. Montebello Phoenix, AZ 85015
    602-222-4275
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    2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-557-0027
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 11:10 AM, 2:15 PM, 5:05 PM, 8:10 PM, 10:45 PM
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    Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18

    10250 W. McDowell Road Avondale, AZ 85323
    623-478-9411
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 11:30 AM, 2:10 PM, 4:50 PM, 7:30 PM, 10:20 PM
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    9615 Metro Parkway W. Phoenix, AZ 85051
    602-216-6781
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    Harkins North Valley 16

    3420 E. Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
    602-482-4083
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    9804 W. Northern Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
    623-772-0707
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 3:35 PM, 9:20 PM
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    6950 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. Mesa, AZ 85207
    480-641-4603
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  • West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    5650 N. 55th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
    623-939-9715
    Digital Projection;Doublefeature: Tammy with Deliver Us From Evil 10:30 PM
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