The reviews on The Priest have been brutal, but I wanted to see it for myself and while there are some slow parts and glaring flaws, this was a decent solid summer movie, definitely a great rental. There are a few reasons why it wasn’t a home run (it had the potential), and I think a lot of it had to do with the mythology of Vampires, every movie wants to establish their own little system/lore of what a vampire is, when in fact, we are already predisposed to what we think Vampires are. If that makes any sense.
If you like action / vampire movies, go in with low expectations and you will probably enjoy it. Otherwise, its a rental.