The Nun

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The Nun
Directed byCorin Hardy
Produced byPeter Safran
James Wan
Written byGary Dauberman
StarringDemián Bichir
Taissa Farmiga
Jonas Bloquet
Music byAbel Korzeniowski
CinematographyMaxime Alexandre
Edited byMichel Aller
Ken Blackwell
Production
company
New Line Cinema
Atomic Monster Productions
The Safran Company
Release date
September 7, 2018 (United States)
Running time
96 mins
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Nun is a 2018 American horror movie directed by Corin Hardy.[1] The movie stars Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 7, 2018. It is additionally a part of The Conjuring movie universe.

Premise[change | change source]

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Demián Bichir as Father Burke
  • Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene
  • Jonas Bloquet as Frenchie

Release[change | change source]

The movie was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 7, 2018.

Reception[change | change source]

Critical response[change | change source]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie holds an approval rating of 27% based on 142 critic reviews with an average rating of 4.5/10. The critical consensus on the site reads "The Nun boasts strong performances, spooky atmospherics, and a couple decent set-pieces, but its sins include inconsistent logic and narrative slackness."[2] On Metacritic, the movie has a weighted average score of 46 out of 100 based on 32 critics indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]

Chelsea Phillips-Carr of Scene Creek scored the film a 2/5, and said "Gradually, The Nun loses interest in being a horror film".[4]

Bloody Disgusting writer Scott Weinberg praised the film and said that "There's an obvious attempt at delivering something slightly more mature than what we normally see in studio-released horror films."[5] Empire Magazine writer Kim Newman scored the film a 3/5, and stated that "It may be a familiar old dark castle runaround, but Corin Hardy delivers eerie images and nerve-scraping sound effects."[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "THE NUN | Official Site". THE NUN | Official Site. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
  2. "The Nun (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  3. "The Nun (2018) Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  4. Phillips-Carr, Chelsea (September 7, 2018). "Review: The Nun". Scene Creek. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  5. Weinberg, Scott (September 7, 2018). "[Review] 'The Nun' is a Calmly, Consistently Creepy Slice of Gothic Horror". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  6. Newman, Kim (September 6, 2018). "The Nun (2018) Review". Empire Magazine. Retrieved September 22, 2018.

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