The Priests

The Priests (2015)

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A high school student, Yeong Shin, gets hit by a car at night. Soon, she suffers from mysterious ailments. Priest Kim knowsYeong Shin and visits her in the hospital. He is sure she is possessed by demonic spirits. He prepares for an exorcism with the help of the Korean Catholic Church. Priest Kim requires a deacon to help him, but all the deacons flee after taking part in the exorcism. Seminary student read moreChoi is chosen as the 11th deacon to assist Priest Kim. They have only one day left to save Yeong Shin with their lives all at stake.

  • Native title:

    검은 사제들
  • Also Known as:

    Black Priests; Geomeun Sajedeul;

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LeejLicious
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Jul 11, 2016
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
This isn't a movie that is suited for everyone.
The story is really unique in the Korean movie business. I personaly have seen many American ones about exorcism but never one in Korean, so I really liked that. It gives you from start untill end a myserious vibe. The dark themes, the buildings and actors helped greatly in giving off this creepy feeling. But, I wish they didn't threw in some unessecary read more things (the past of Choi & Kim VS. rest of the fathers).
The could have threw it in there, but they should have build more development around those extra side stories, so I am quite dissapointed in that.
The cast was splendid, I love Kang Dong Won's work and Park So Dam is alsy a great actress, she can fill in any type of role in a movie! Even though the action is in the last 40 minutes of the movie the actors keep you interested.
The music really fitted the 'exocrism' theme, so this also helped building up tension in this movie.

Watch this if you like exorcism and a bit gory movie.
Skip this if you expect romance and full on action.
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SmileHoney
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Nov 29, 2015
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
An interesting Korean remake of the original verision of the movie The Exorcist. The movie is pretty straight to the point, and there are definitely some squeamish scenes where I had to cover my eyes. However, I think what I liked the most was the balance between humor and horror, and enjoyed Kang Dong Won and Kim Yoon Suk's characters. They built up a story with a lot of substance but didn't read more fully develop it. I didn't truly understand the ending, so I wish there was more of an explaination on that in particular, but I suppose the writers left it open for there to be a sequel.
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    Gintoki Mar 7, 2017

    How this movie rated only (7.5). It should be at least (9) !!
    For horror fans.

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    souldoc70 Oct 16, 2016

    My first Kang Dong Won movie- had always wondered why he has so many movies under his belt. Now I know- he's good ,quite convincing . The story is plain simple but the main cast was stellar. Engaging for me

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    HAMEX Aug 27, 2016 - edited

    I always mistakenn Kang Dong Won as Joo Won *tehe*

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      Saranghae89 Nov 15, 2016

      (Same here..And I recently watched a JW drama & the whole time I would think it was KDW lol)

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    Narco Aug 15, 2016

    How this doesnt go under "horror" section?

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    Minona Aug 10, 2016

    would someone give me a link to watch the movie on with eng subs please

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    coolcancerian Jul 10, 2016

    woah...last 30min movie is nerve recking ..welldone:)

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    Meeno Jun 28, 2016

    nicely done, acted well..recommended watch

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    LeejLicious May 21, 2016

    Im cryingggggggg I still don't have a good eng sub link u_u.

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    evildodo Mar 16, 2016

    Even though I love horror movies, I'm not a fan of this exorcist stuff, so I didn't enjoy it that much. There was about 5 sec, when my heart skipped a beat, but it was a little bit boring. Anyway it was great to see Kang Dong Won again, so I give a weak 5/10 because of him.

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    Sali_bali Mar 14, 2016

    not impressed <_<

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    Fray Mar 8, 2016

    I thought I'm gonna piss my pants and started it with high expectations.
    But nah, I didn’t. I expected too much of this movie. It was very yucky at times and you had like one jumpscare but the rest… was a bit boring. (Nonetheless I would still say this is not a movie for the faint-hearted.) No plot at all… it’s mostly just about the exorcism itself. And at the end I was basically just laughing about the evil pig.
    You can go watch this for the amazingness that evil pig was or if you’re into Kang Dong Won. Other than that, I don’t recommend The Priests. There are better and scarier movies out there. Only the music and good acting (and bonus for Kang Dong Won, I'm just too biased) made me give this a 5/10.

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    sogand Jan 25, 2016 - edited

    at first it was a little bit boring but I realy love the last 40 minutes ! and park so dam acting was great. 7/10

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    Sora Dec 25, 2015

    I heard that this is scary. Is it??

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    mikachan Dec 7, 2015

    the mean girl from school who are you 2015, Park So Dam which is an amazing actress plus Kand dong won? I NEED THIS ASAP!!

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    Saya1987 Nov 16, 2015

    Can't wait to see it!

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Nov 5, 2015
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 48 min.

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    7.5 (scored by 350 users)
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