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DVD Review: DELIVER US FROM EVIL Is An Exorcism Movie With A Difference - Movies In Focus
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer was playing in the Disney sandbox for too long. He got comfortable making family friendly movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lone Ranger which made a lot of money but there was a feeling that Bruckheimer was coasting and playing it safe. Where was the man that produced classics like Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop and Enemy of the State? Deliver Us From Evil isn’t a total return to form for Bruckheimer but it’s s step in the right direction and you can see that he’s tackling something new (he’s never made a horror film before). Eric Bana is Sarchie, a New York cop with a propensity for finding trouble (aren’t they all?) who discovers that a series of apparently unconnected cases are in fact related – and to make matters worse the crimes are the work of a Doors loving demon. Sarchie teams up with Father Mendoza (Edgar Ramirez), a hard drinking priest with a wandering eye to solve the case and banish the demon. You have to give Bruckheimer and director Scott Derrickson their dues for attempting to add something new to the overplayed exorcism arena. Attaching a police procedural element gives this over-played horror sub genre [...]