Stigmata (1999) [English (MPEG Layer III, 96 kBit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Drama / Horror / Thriller
Length: 1h 43m 0s
Director: Rupert Wainwright
Tagline: The messenger must be silenced.
Plot outline: 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. Summary written by Jeff Mellinger {jmell@uclink4.berkeley.edu} An ordinary young woman is affected by mysterious wounds called Stigmata. When a Catholic Priest comes to investigate the so called "miracle", he discovers this woman may be possessed by someone...or something...and a message originating from the time of Jesus Christ. Summary written by Fiss Father Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne), a researcher of miracles on behalf of the Vatican, must discover the truth behind hairdresser Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette), who exhibits the Stigmata, the physical wounds Christ received from his crucifixion. His investigation is riddled with questions as he is torn between helping Frankie and revealing the discovery of a long-lost Gospel that would spell disaster for the future of the Catholic church. Summary written by Eric Chor {spiritcircle@yahoo.com}
Comment: STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs I expected the execution of Stigmata to be like it was adapted from a Dean Coontz novel.Instead,too much of it was in this not entirely inspiring modern day approach,involving fast camera visuals and loud,blatant rave music.It had a concept that would have probably worked out better as a novel,wherein perhaps the intriguing and rather disturbing subject matter could have been explored deeper into the reader's subconscious,and developed into greater detail.The real scary elements of the film all involve shock tactics and,in this case,special effects designed to shock and scare presumably.Patricia Arquette's,an actress we hav'nt seen a lot of in quite a while,charecter inspiredly started off as a not particularly likeable person,then developed into a more broader minded individual,and developed a pretty convincing relationship with Gabriel Byrne's priest.The direction,however sags,and the scenes involving Arquette talking like a man are an update of The Exorcist to the '90's.Stigmata is worth watching for it's good points,but it's let downs will also be noted if caught.***
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Country: USA
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Actors:
Patricia ArquetteasFrankie Paige
Gabriel ByrneasFather Andrew Kiernan
Jonathan PryceasCardinal Daniel Houseman
Nia LongasDonna Chadway