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The Nun (2018)

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A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

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Corin Hardy

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Gary Dauberman (screenplay by), James Wan (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demián Bichir ... Father Burke (as Demian Bichir)
Taissa Farmiga ... Sister Irene
Jonas Bloquet ... Frenchie
Bonnie Aarons ... The Nun
Ingrid Bisu ... Sister Oana
Patrick Wilson ... Ed Warren
Vera Farmiga ... Lorraine Warren
Lili Taylor ... Carolyn Perron
Charlotte Hope ... Sister Victoria
Sandra Teles ... Sister Ruth
Maria Obretin Maria Obretin ... Sister Abigail
August Maturo ... Daniel
Jack Falk ... Daniel
Lynnette Gaza ... Mother Superior
Ani Sava ... Sister Jessica
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Storyline

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in 'The Conjuring 2,' as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. Written by Warner Bros.

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Witness the Darkest Chapter in The Conjuring Universe See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror, violence, and disturbing/bloody images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Romanian | Latin

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nun See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,807,379, 9 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$117,443,149, 20 November 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$360,045,963, 21 October 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick was replaced by Gary Dauberman and James Wan. See more »

Goofs

When Sister Irene is teaching children at the beginning of the story, she affectionately teases a child by rubbing a spot of red paint on the girl's nose. She is interrupted by someone entering the room, and when the child with the red-painted nose turns to see who's come in, the red paint is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Father Burke: Next time do use the shotgun.
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Crazy Credits

Mario Di Donato, Fr. Burke stand-in. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Amityville Horror (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Nun Painting
from The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Written by Joseph Bishara
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Horror Film for Amateurs (Teens)
5 September 2018 | by Yee_ReviewsSee all my reviews

Good: The setting of an abbey helps create the dark and haunting tone of the movie. The creepy atmosphere built with dim lights and fog help set the mood. Because of the atmosphere and mood there is great suspense for the first few scares, but with too much repetition of jump scares, the tension starts to dissipate...

Bad: This film is a jump-scare fest. The writing lacks substance and ends up being a poor origin story with: a rushed introduction that comes off as choppy, a messy middle with little plot consisting of jump scares that become exhausting and predictable because of its abundance, and a bizarre and over the top ending. The characters are wooden and over the course of the movie do not show much dynamic. Throughout the movie, there is cheesy comedy and forced romance.

Overall: Bring James Wan back for even though this film could have no way been on the same level as "The Conjuring" and "The Conjuring 2" it still could have been fresh in the right hands. To me, Gary Dauberman's writing has not shined for I felt both Annabelle movies were subpar and I believe he is getting too much credit for "It" when he revised the script and the material was based on a book. The characters were underdeveloped, uninteresting, and lacked emotion. This movie is purely for those who only care about jump scares and have a lack of care for acting, direction, and a good story. This serves as a Halloween flick to entertain the squeamish teenagers who rate a movie based on jump scares and a scary nun. If only the movie was given more time and not rushed to make money off of "The Conjuring 2"'s success.

2.3/5


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