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Stigmata

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MGM Released 1999

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Director:
Rupert Wainwright
Released:
1999
Rating:
R
A priest from the Vatican is sent in to investigate claims that a small town in Brazil has a church where statues bleed from the eyes. Meanwhile, a young woman in the U.S. begins to show signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The priest from the Vatican links up with her and cares for her as she is increasingly afflicted by the stigmata. Her ranting and raving finally begins to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for for the last 1900 years.

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  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Essentially a late-'90s MTV version of "The Exorcist," a half-serious, half-silly piece of business that keeps us involved despite (or maybe because of) being more than a little ov...

  • 40

    Variety

    A fiery, convoluted finale fails to deliver any satisfying payoff.

  • 20

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    (Patricia Arquette's) irritated reactions to her dire situation have all the force of a pet owner's whiny complaints when her feline refuses to use the cat box.

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