The Reaping

April 5th, 2007


The Reaping

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A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.6/10 (24,407 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Stars: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb

The death of a child in mysterious circumstances; sparks of a series of events that seem to represent biblical plagues, start occurring in of all places a town called *Haven* located deep in the bowels of bible belt country in the bayous of Louisiana. A former Christian missionary turned religious phenomena debunker and her top open minded student turned personnel assistant is sent to investigate.

Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes

Hilary Swank - Katherine
David Morrissey - Doug
Idris Elba - Ben
AnnaSophia Robb - Loren McConnell
Stephen Rea - Father Costigan
William Ragsdale - Sheriff Cade
John McConnell - Mayor Brooks
David Jensen - Jim Wakeman
Yvonne Landry - Brynn Wakeman
Samuel Garland - William Wakeman
Myles Cleveland - Kyle Wakeman
Andrea Frankle - Maddie McConnell
Mark Lynch - Brody McConnell
Stuart Greer - Gordon
Lara Grice - Isabelle

Taglines: The Seventh Plague: Storms Of Fire


Official Website: Warner Bros. [Germany] | Warner Bros. [France] |

Release Date: 5 April 2007

Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,025,203 (USA) (8 April 2007) (2 Screens)

Gross: $62,771,059 (Worldwide) (14 October 2007)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The video camera carried by Ben while boating on the bloody river is a JVC HD-GR1, one of the earliest "pro-sumer" grade Hi-Def video cameras.

Factual errors: The city shown as "Concepcion, Chile" at the beginning of the movie is nothing like the real location. The architecture, the climate, even the city distribution and geographical location is wrong, and also people's accent and culture. Concepcion has a cold and rainy climate, it has many modern buildings, especially at the center of the city, where the Cathedral is located, and there's no industry near the city. It's located far from the sea and a wide river goes across it. Also, the uniform of the Chilean police is dark green, with long jackets and boots and no Beret. Also, the Chilean Police and all Chillean Armed Forces personal are not allowed to wear beards, only mustaches with superior officer approval.

Maddie McConnell: Are you here for my girl? Are you gonna kill my baby girl?
Katherine Winter: What? No!
Maddie McConnell: Why not?
Katherine Winter: I'm just trying to help her.
Maddie McConnell: She doesn't need help. Can't you see that?

User Review

Good thriller is perfect with a bag of popcorn, a soda and rainy Sunday afternoon

Rating: 7/10

Well I'm shocked-this is a pretty good little thriller.

Hillary Swank is an ex-missionary turned scientist and debunker, she's called into investigate a small town in the deep South where the river has turned red or as some suspect to blood. this is followed in close order by other Biblical plagues. They all seem to to be tied to a young girl living in the woods.

Creepy little movie thats better than many recent Bible thrillers. Here we start off with science and find as time goes on that it can't explain whats going on. well acted with a couple of nice set pieces this is a movie that works mostly by simple visualization, we see a red river, we see flies, we see frogs. except for a plague of locusts and some fire in the sky what we see out side of dreams is all simple effects given weight by the sincerity of the script and the performances. This is a film where the classic idea of its all better in the mind works to great effect with just a small push.

Is it a great film? No, but its a good one. Its the sort of thing you sit and watch on a Saturday night with a big bag of popcorn and a soda. Is it worth paying ten bucks in the theater for? I doubt it but on a rainy Sunday afternoon it may fit the bill on the bargain priced matinée. (Certainly worth a rental) Somewhere between six and seven out of ten.


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