“Incarnate” (BH Tilt)

David Mazouz stars in a scene from the movie "Incarnate." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service

Director Brad Peyton’s mostly secular addition to the exorcism subgenre centers on a burned-out victim of demonic activity (Aaron Eckhart) who has been targeted by the nether world because of his ability to enter the minds of the possessed and rescue them from their plight. At the request of a Vatican official (Catalina Sandino Moreno), he takes on the case of a young boy (David Mazouz) whose besetting fiend may be the same evil spirit who ruined his own life by causing a car accident that killed his wife and son and also left him paralyzed.

As scripted by Ronnie Christensen, the low-rent proceedings are grim and uninspired while the portrayal of the church is marked by lazy cynicism.

Occult themes, anti-Catholic sentiments, occasional violence with some gore, a few uses of profanity, at least one rough term, several crude and crass expressions. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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