Constantine – Filtered

Theatrical Release: February 18, 2005
DVD Release: July 19, 2005
Constantine – Filtered


Constantine (Keanu Reeves) is a man caught between heaven and hell. Blessed with the ability to see angels and demons at work in the world, Constantine actively fights the progress of the demonic forces by performing exorcisms and other cryptic rituals. He does all this, not out of great love for God, but in a desperate and selfish attempt to earn a spot in heaven — something that the angel Gabriel reminds him is impossible without faith and self-sacrifice. Though frustrated at his inability to earn God’s favor, Constantine still agrees to help a young woman (Rachel Weisz) in search of answers about her twin sister’s apparent suicide. And when he does so, he not only uncovers a demonic plot to bring hell to earth, but he also begins to develop a little sacrificial love along with faith in God’s plans.

Dove Review

Keanu Reeves (John Constantine) and Rachael Weisz (Angela Dodson), star in this violent screen adaptation of the DC Comic Book. Constantine has the eerie ability to recognize the half human offspring of demons and angels, as they walk the earth disguised amongst us mortals. Constantine performs exorcisms, casts spells, and battles the scavengers of the damned. Angela Dodson is a police detective who is stunned by the suicide of her twin sister. She recruits Constantine to help understand her sister’s true motivations and fate. Constantine is obliged to help, for he must save his own damned soul. The movie is highlighted by extreme special effects. This is an eerie, occult- based horror. It isn’t recommended for younger viewers. The movie is acceptable for a mature audience that enjoys action and violence.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Gunplay, suicide, Reeves fights demons.
Drugs: Alcohol use, tobacco smoking.
Nudity: None
Other: Demonology, exorcism, spell casting.


Company: Warner Brothers
Producer: Akiva Goldsman
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 121 min.
Reviewer: Lynda Rush