Alex Bernier (Heath Ledger), a member of an order of priests known as Carolingians, is forced to return to Rome to investigate mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the head of the order, only to find himself at the heart of the mystery.
The fact that The Order didn't achieve a nomination for Worst Film of 2003 should be the clearest indication that the President of the Cosmo Academy doesn't cheat when counting the ballots.
Oh God! Oh God! I should have known better than to trust Heath Ledger and Shannyn Sossamon's collective judgment after "A Knight's Tale." This movie's premise intrigued me (the exploration of supernatural ritual in the Catholic Church). But it started bad and just got progressively worse. Muddled plot, insipid dialog, boring characters, dreadful film. It started in the B-range and got inexorably worse until the final 60 seconds, when it plummeted from the D-range to an F.
At least I have another very strong candidate for my 'worst of the year' nominees.
My grade: F
The Order was so bad that it disappeared from theaters almost immediately. That's the only possible explanation for why it didn't achieve a Worst Film nomination at the Cosmos.
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