Inspired by true events, The Rite / Rite is a terrifying film the devil manages to find acolytes even in the most sacred part of the world. As a theology student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue) is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican, perhaps because of its doubts about the dogmas of religion. Though fascinated by all aspects of faith, young man uses his skepticism like armor and do not hesitate to tell their superiors that the answers can be found in psychiatric treatment rather than in exorcism and demonic forces.
But Michael begins to question the opinions of the day when he meets Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), a legendary priest for thousands of exorcisms which he made over time. Arriving in front of a case of possession ,, “so strong that even Father Lucas looks to be exceeded, Michael begins to see that there is beyond explainable phenomena that nobody can control them or understand them. Evil reveals itself in its purest form young man with unspeakable violence and brings it to the point where one thing can save him.