The Pope's Exorcist movie posters, images, screencaps

The Pope's Exorcist movie Poster. The Pope's Exorcist" is a 2023 American supernatural horror film based on the memoirs of Father Gabriele Amorth, directed by Julius Avery and starring Russell Crowe.

The Pope's Exorcist movie posters, images, screencaps

The 2023 American supernatural horror film, "The Pope's Exorcist", directed by Julius Avery, features Russell Crowe as Father Gabriele Amorth, with supporting actors Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, Franco Nero, Laurel Marsden, and Peter DeSouza-Feighoney. The movie is based on Amorth's memoirs "An Exorcist Tells His Story" and "An Exorcist: More Stories".

Screen Gems secured the rights to Amorth's story in 2020, and after a change in director and script revisions, filming took place in Ireland from August to October 2022. The film was released in India on April 7, 2023, and it is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 14, 2023.

"The Pope's Exorcist" was written by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on a story by Petroni, R. Dean McCreary, and Chester Hastings. The production companies involved in the making of the film were Screen Gems, 2.0 Entertainment, and Loyola Productions. The movie was produced by Doug Belgrad, Michael Patrick Kaczmarek, and Jeff Katz.

Khalid Mohtaseb was the cinematographer, and Matt Evans edited the film, with the music composed by Jed Kurzel. The movie was distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing and has a runtime of 103 minutes.

Film synopsis

Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican (Russell Crowe), "The Pope's Exorcist" follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy's terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.


According to The Times of India, 'A Vespa riding Russell Crowe is fun to watch, but where is the horror.' While the movie is entertaining, the horror elements could have been more prominent.

The Hindu calls Russell Crowe's performance 'brilliant' in the movie, which is a 'straightforward exorcism story.'

Variety states that 'The Power of Christ (and Russell Crowe) Mostly Compels You in Yet Another Possession Chiller.' The review notes that while the movie is another possession chiller, the power of Christ and Russell Crowe's performance make it worth watching."