The Ritual

Synopsis: A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): David Bruckner
Production: Netflix
  2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min






brought down just outside the area.

The keeper catches it comfortably.

It now looks like there will be

a substitution for the blues.

Gentry replaces Penny.

- Take your time.

You what?

Big head on that, mate. Thank you.

No problem.

Oh, yeah, two weeks straight

drinking, man. What a great time.

Had a great time.

Felt better when I got home.


- Easy.

- What about... What about Ibiza?

- No, we're too old for Ibiza.

What are you talking about? You're

never too old for the island, mate.

That's what people who are too old

for Ibiza say. Where are the crisps?

Oh, I said, "Can I have crisps

for that guy,"

I pointed to you, and he said you're

not allowed to have crisps any more.

Said you're only allowed salads.

F***ing d*ckhead.

It's just what he said,

Dom, I'm sorry.

That's harsh, man.

Why don't we go to... Boom, Amsterdam?

- No, it's too touristy now, innit?

- All right, TripAdvisor.

- I'm not getting off my head again.

- Tuscany?

- Yeah, yeah, no, good wines.

- No.

- DOM:
Berlin, then?

- Nein.

- Belgium?

- Belgium?

Mate, no-one's ever been

to Belgium by choice.

- What's in Belgium?

- Beers that are like 42% or something.

What about hiking? Hiking in Sweden?

- Hiking?

- Yeah.

- Hiking.

- That's a good shout.

Come on, man, let's do something good.

- What's it called again?

- The King's Trail.

It kind of runs up between

Sweden and Norway.

You can go there in the summer.

Oh, yeah, yeah, it's like

the Appalachian Trail, right?

Yeah. Apart from there's more history

than hill billies.

We wanna do something different.

I just don't want go to Amsterdam.

You wanna mix it up.

Yeah, it's not like we're 21 any more.

Oh, look, there's that...

I'm gonna get a bottle.

- Who's on it?

- No way. School night, mate.

I wanna crack on.

So no-one...

Anyone wanna come with me?

- Nope.

- Come on, Robert.

- Yeah, go on, then.

- Oh, man.

- Bad idea.

- Anyone want any sweets or anything?

You're not involved in that, are you?

- I'm getting an Uber.

- Yeah, good.

Don't you think that it's getting

harder now to have a good time?

Do you know that Phil actually

suggested making this brunch?

F***ing brunch. I'm not, I'm not,

I'm not gonna plan a lads' holiday

over a f***ing avocado on toast, mate.

- I'm just... I'm not doing it.

- Avocado's all right.

Do you really wanna go hiking?

Hiking, for fun?

- Yeah.

- In f***ing Sweden?

Yeah, I do. I dunno,

I just wanna test myself a little,

you know. A challenge.

What would be a challenge is getting

Dom on the side of a mountain.

Where's the vodka?

Just a shame, you know. It's a shame.

It's a shame what he's become.

Yeah. Yeah, big shame, yeah.

Big successful businessman

with a beautiful wife and children.

Yeah, no, it's a...



- Don't f***ing argue, you c*nt!

There's more!

Where the f*** is it, huh?


- Stop f***ing crying!


Don't f***ing move.

- Give me your wallet.

- MAN 1:
Right, give it to him.

Okay, okay, it's okay.

MAN 1:
Don't just stand there, do it!

MAN 2:
Give me your f***ing wallet.

- What else you got?

- MAN 1:
What else you got?


- MAN 1:
Just take his watch.

- Give me the f***ing watch.

- All right, no problem, here.

- MAN 1:
Do it!

Okay, all right.

MAN 2:
And the ring.

No. It's my wedding ring.

- MAN 1:
We don't give a f***!

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Joe Barton

Joe Linus Barton (born September 15, 1949) is a Republican politician representing Texas's 6th congressional district (map) in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1985, and a member of the Tea Party Caucus. The district includes Arlington, part of Fort Worth, and several small towns and rural areas south of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. In 2014, Barton became the longest-serving member of the Texas congressional delegation.Barton describes himself as "a constant defender of conservative ideals and values". He advocates for deregulation of the electricity and natural gas industries, and serves as vice-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committees. He is skeptical that manmade carbon emissions have contributed to global warming, is a proponent of the use of fossil fuels, voted in favor of the May 2017 GOP plan to replace Obamacare, supports President Donald Trump's ban on immigration from certain predominantly Muslim nations, and supports the death penalty for persons caught spying. Barton led a successful effort to repeal the oil export ban in the House in 2017. His environmental record of defending industries against tighter pollution controls earned him the nickname "Smokey Joe."Barton came to national prominence after telling a citizen at a town hall meeting to "shut up." He came to national attention again when nude selfie photos of him – taken from video he had taken of himself masturbating, that he had shared with women – surfaced online in 2017, along with messages with sexual overtones that he had sent to a female constituent while he was married. In November 2017, Barton announced that he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term, and will not seek re-election in 2018. more…

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