I went into this film knowing nothing about it and I’ve got to say as far as possession movies go, they’re pretty burnt out, but The Atticus Institute gave a nice switch to the typical feel. The best part to me personally? Pure lack of religious involvement for almost the entirety of the film. It’s there, but it’s over so quickly it doesn’t linger as a cliché.
Early on, The Atticus Institute was kind of ..meh. I didn’t care for the documentary style, but I got used to it. The performances given during the “interview” scenes are very well done. Almost genuine enough you feel they could be real people. Rya Kihlstedt did an excellent job playing the part of Judith as well – to the point where you start to care for her, especially right before the end of the movie.
The story starts off slow….very slow, but once you get to the “meat” of it, you’re pulled in pretty quick. It’s not a