The Devil's Hand

 (222)5.01 h 25 min2014PG-13
Five young Amish girls accused of being "Satan's children" must fight for their lives when their devout community elders insist they be "cleansed" before turning 18.
Directors
Christian E. Christiansen
Starring
Rufus SewellJennifer CarpenterColm Meaney
Genres
Horror
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English [CC]
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English
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.2 out of 5 stars

222 global ratings

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TeaRoseReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2015
2.0 out of 5 stars
A mess of a movie
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I was not expecting much from the film but thought it still might be an entertaining flick from the trailer. I am an avid horror fan and a sucker for movies dealing with prophecies and exorcism etc. This film suffers horribly from the awful script curse called "I have no idea what kind of movie I am." This movie is so confused as to what it is about that even the seasons are not consistent in the background. It looks like spring or summer in the beginning and in the next scene there are fall leaves and then there are spring/summer flowers again and then it... You get the point. Given that the movie is supposed to take place in June and that the month is supposed to be important to the plot AS stated IN writing at the very beginning of the movie, it is beyond me why the director & producers were not be able to keep at least that consistent. Even the wardrobe and make-up departments totally drop the ball. What could be cheaper then dressing people up to look something akin to Amish? Apparently it was too hard for the "pretty" dresses the girls were during many scenes look like they came from Laura Ashley in the 1980s. As for the make-up, well it is way overdone and not just on the girls. Rufus Sewell has very obvious and badly done makeup, just check out his blush. There are some good actors in the film such as Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Carpenter and Colm Meaney. I seriously can't believe all three of them signed up for this project knowing the disaster of a plot the film ended up being. I could go on but I don't want to include any spoilers. If you still want to see the film, (from the reviews some people really liked it) I suggest waiting until it is part of Amazon Prim or the like.
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Alex PerkinsReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun to watch
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I enjoyed this movie a lot. It isn't every day you come across an Amish horror movie. I thought it was done well. I'm a fan of both Colm Meaney and Rufus Sewell, so I liked their characters. The story of Devil possession and the parent making a deal is always fun to watch. Some of the acting was campy at times, but it didn't throw the movie off. Just an enjoyable film for those of us who enjoy possession horror movies.
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ReneReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Better than expected
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This was much better than I expected. It was easy to see the end coming but I agree with the reviews that said it was a portrait of abuse with a supernatural twist. A sick cult leader hides behind God to molest young women, it's pretty clear the ones we see are not the first, and his 'flock' enables him. Not a new concept in movies or in reality, but entertaining enough. I think his obsession with their prophecy was less about protecting his charges and more about his own fear that he would get what he really deserved. When the time to pay for sins comes around, it's not God who doles out the punishment.
Reverend SquirrelReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Worth one go-'round
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Most B horror movies are poorly made with terrible acting; this is a surprisingly solid film with a great cast. Because the entire film is based around the surprise ending, it holds no further interest for me (I usually watch movies several times), but I don't regret it. It's certainly better than The Village and The Village of the Damned, both of which had similar themes. This is NOT about an Amish community, but a small sect that lives similarly. I'm not sure why the description says "Amish," but I imagine whomever wrote it didn't watch more than a few minutes of it. They NEVER mention being Amish in the film. Just clarification. :)
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Jennie Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A lot to unpack
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I didn't really have high hopes, but this is a good movie. There is a lot to unpack and you think you have it figured out several times throughout the film, but I still managed to be surprised at the end. A few good scares with a decent plot, good acting. Worth the watch
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Ron BakerReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Yet another slasher film
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Well made but never rises above being just another slasher film. A missed opportunity, the Amish town was a perfect place for weird supernatural terror but this movie never really capitalized on that and (except for the last 10 minutes) just went with a lazy slasher story. I kept waiting for the supernatural to appear while one routine slasher kill after another kept adding up. Still, there is some entertainment value here.
CixiReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
I gave the movie 4 stars as it is better than most of the horror movies
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How the heck did they get all these stars to be in this so so of a horror movie. I gave the movie 4 stars as it is better than most of the horror movies.

This is a decent movie to pass the time, as long as your expectations aren't too high.
Judith LanierReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Buttons and zippers in an Amish community? Really?
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I agree with Carmen, whoever produced and directed this movie had no idea of Amish culture. Dresses and suits with buttons and zippers, neither of which the Amish use, and several girls with low-cut dresses, which would certainly have been banned. Pretty good as a horror movie, but the people who make these movies need to be more educated in whatever culture they are featuring.
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