Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Now that moviegoers have the good fortune—if that's the right term—to sample both the original-recipe and extra-crispy versions of the newest Exorcist entry, they can gauge how Paul Schrader's formerly shelved vision stacks up against its evil Hollywoodized twin, Exorcist: The Beginning. But unless you're an auteur theorist, Schrader's serving of Satanic schlock will simply be a second round of cinematic root canal. He's turned the Africa-set trials of Father Merrin (Skarsgård) into a banal, Bergmanesque examination of faith that's as somnambulistic as the other film is superficially slick.



Release details

116 mins

Cast and crew

Paul Schrader
William Wisher, CALEB CARR
Stellan Skarsgard
Gabriel Mann
Clara Bellar
Billy Crawford