The Ritual

2017 "Your darkest dream awaits you."
6.3| 1h34m| R| en

A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.


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Listonixio Fresh and Exciting
Fairaher The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
Brainsbell The story-telling is good with flashbacks.The film is both funny and heartbreaking. You smile in a scene and get a soulcrushing revelation in the next.
Hayden Kane There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
theAdvizor When I started typing this review, I felt like this movie was a 4/10. I didn't hate it while I was watching it. Well, that's not true. There wasn't much to like. I felt like the writers had as hard of a time figuring out what this movie was about as I did. By the time it was over, I felt a little offended. I just didn't get this movie. I understand nature. I've done loads of camping/hiking. I understand the dynamic of being a male with male companions. (Was that part of the movie?) I have common sense. Etc. When we meet 4 college buddies in the Swedish mountainside, we meet seemingly prepared and experienced hikers. Packs. Supplies. Tents. Ability to get to a destination expediently. Then it rains and all hope is lost (?). As we get to know the group, it becomes clear that only one of them can read a compass and collectively, they are incompetent. Evidently, they just ran up credit cards at REI buying clothes to make them look like they know what's up. With as little leadership as survival instinct, our group of lackluster naturists falls one at a time to what seems like unpreparedness? Or maybe unsuspectingness? Or no-primal-instict-ness? Or forced-horror-ness? Not really sure after two hours, but all of that has something to do with it. I think? This group of gutless wonders cant seem to get passed each other's egos, weak mindedness or general lack of woodsmanship. The first test of fortitude comes in an abandon house. All live on, but none can cope with their dreams? Not dreams. But maybe dreams? A nude man praying to a bunch of sticks, unbeknownst to the viewer that what we're seeing is a voo-doo(?) type representation of what we much later find out is something to do with the Norse God Loki? But not Loki directly. Something to do with Loki? Maybe the Swedish version of Loki? But they're British so maybe the British version? Nonetheless, Loki is an evil Deer? Doesn't seem right...the rest is mostly nonsensical. Found they're way to their destination with no trouble. Couldn't find their way back. Gets dark. Cheap thrill type stuff. This whole movie seems to be just like that. Something to do with hiking? Something to do with mythology? Something to do with supernatural? Something to do with friends? Something to do with loss? It's all bad. No character development other than the lone survivor is a huge p*%#$. The plot was fulfilled in 10 minutes. The rest is a huge waste of time.
elizabethpritcha Thrilling movie in the creepy woods! Would watch again.
robertandrews-63249 Wouldnt call this a horror movie per se but definitely spooky with the lights off. Not super original but he acting, facial expressions alone make u feel the pain and emotion. The "monster" or "god" as they would call it was very creative and the special effect done quite well. Over all a good watch and would recommend for a spook.
danielle_boyster2000 This movie is very predictable. It has basic horror movie don't go in there or do that moments. You start to get to real action at the end thinking oh here's the good part and the monster thing is like they didn't try to make it scary like something a small child could do.