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At Theaters: 10/13/2000 On Video: 2/27/2001
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 089904
Studio: New Line Cinema
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A young woman becomes aware of a conspiracy to enable the devil to walk the earth in human form. To defeat the prophecy, she must convince a respected New York crime journalist, who is devoid of faith, that he is, in fact the target of the conspiracy.
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Thriller - LOST SOULS will likely be of interest to ONLY hard core fans of films about demonic possession and exorcism. Others will find it to be slow and not scary.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Winona Ryder GIRL INTERRUPTED, LITTLE WOMEN
Ben Chaplin THE THIN RED LINE
Director: Janusz Kaminski SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (Director of Photography )
Producer: Nina R. Sadowsky WHITE LIES
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The Background
About The Characters
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Only profanity is the F-word twice.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Very minor violence, nothing graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: None
COMEDY: None
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Poor
LOST SOULS isn't just bad because it's not as good as THE EXORCIST. It's bad because it's yet another exercise in moody production values supporting an utterly weightless story. It's an incredibly monotonous experience, never once working up a really good scare or a palpable sense of unease. It doesn't develop anything resembling momentum towards a satisfyingly harrowing conclusion, which makes it all-too-easy to dwell on the sluggishly paced expository scenes. It sometimes seems that every part of LOST SOULS that could have inspired a genuinely visceral reaction has been edited out, leaving an indistinct morass of gloomy cinematography in its stead.
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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 161 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
15
Fairly High
67%
13-19Teens (F)
23
About 50/50
61%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
41
Low
41%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
40
Low
40%
30+Adults (M)
19
Low
42%
30+Adults (F)
23
Very Low
22%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

Maya Larkin (Winona Ryder) is a young woman whose very life was saved by faith. A dark and troubled past left her fragile and susceptible to demonic possession. She survived only after being pulled out of the Devil's grip by Father Lareaux (John Hurt), who subsequently became her mentor. He encouraged her to join with a group of priests who believe that the Devil incarnate will one day soon inhabit the body of a human being and plunge the world into the ultimate darkness.

Peter Kelson (Ben Chaplin) is a charming, best-selling New York author who delves into the minds of notoriously brutal criminals, looking for the roots of their violent behavior. He holds the view that evil with a capital "E" does not exist and that Devil possession is a religious fiction. The victim of childhood tragedy in which both his parents were murdered, Peter turned away from Catholicism despite being raised in a devoutly religious setting by his uncle, Father James (Philip Baker Hall).

Maya and Peter's fates cross when Maya takes part in the Church-sanctioned exorcism of Henry Birdson, a violent socioopath who murdered his entire family. When the ritual goes terrifyingly wrong, Father Lareaux is left incapacitated and Maya is shaken to her very soul. Afterward, Maya decodes a final warning message left by Birdson which reveals, in numeric code, the name of the man whose body Satan plans to inhabit--Peter Kelson. But Kelson, a disciple of logic and scientific reason, couldn't possibly be the ideal vessel for the ultimate evil.

Or could he?

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