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Lost Souls

Horror . Thriller . Drama

A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to Peter Kelson, a writer who studies serial killers. They think it's his body Satan will occupy. The youngest in the group, a teacher named Maya Larkin, goes to Peter to investigate further and to convince him to believe in the possibility of Evil incarnate. Other signs come to him as he and Maya them take a journey full of strange occurrences, self-discovery, and an ultimate showdown

Actors: Winona Ryder , Ben Chaplin , Sarah Wynter , Philip Baker Hall , John Hurt , Elias Koteas , John Diehl , Alfre Woodard , Victor Slezak , John Beasley
Directors: Janusz Kaminski
Country: USA
Release: 2000-10-13
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  • Chris Kaltenbach

    A grade-B rumination on what a nasty guy the devil can be.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    Possesses the art and craft of a good movie, but not the story.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Jonathan Foreman

    Predictable, rarely scary.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Kim Morgan

    Fails to be resonant and, more important, scary.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • John Petrakis

    So filled with illogical twists and ridiculous turns, that eventually it evokes unintentional laughs.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    Dark and murky, grainy and grim.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Susan Wloszczyna

    It's a dated effort.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Jay Carr

    Full of atmosphere and visuals, it's empty of anything that really matters.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Silly, undone by lack of faith in its own subject.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • William Arnold

    A screaming, silly cliche -- and somehow not a bit scary.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Hazel-Dawn Dumpert

    While Kaminski understands that movie terror comes in at the eyes, he has little skill for connecting sensation to hearts and minds.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • David Sterritt

    Preposterous plot, bad acting, and dialogue that provokes more laughs than shivers.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    The most intriguing thing about Lost Souls is how it managed to attract so much talent.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Jack Mathews

    His (Kaminski) first feature is so thoroughly awful, it isn't even interesting to look at.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Carla Meyer

    While it's beautifully shot, it's way too slow.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    Muddled tale of demonic hijinks and devil worship. It's terrible.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Kevin Thomas

    A dreary tale of supernatural horror.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • A.O. Scott

    It's the central story that's lacking.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Lael Loewenstein

    The hallucination sequences are among the pic's creepiest.

    Variety Full Review
  • Stephen Hunter

    It's a loose reassembly of plot points from "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist" that never achieves the emotional intensity of either.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    A lugubrious sub-"Exorcist" demonic possession film that's absolutely no fun at all. Full Review
  • Jessica Winter

    Can be blamed foremost on its fire-and-brimstone screenwriter, Pierce Gardner.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Gemma Files

    An almost total waste of time. Full Review
  • Desson Thomson

    A pretty dreary affair to sit through. It's not even scary.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    What emerges is oddly ineffectual and uninvolving.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Cody Clark

    The only thing about this movie that will haunt you is its boggling ineptitude.

    Mr. Showbiz Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    Another "Exorcist" bastard -- one with a chick-flick pedigree.

    San Francisco Examiner Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    Shamelessly dull.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    If the devil made them all do it, he's one dull bastard.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
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