• R, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    John Boorman
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1977 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 20, 2002
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Exorcist II - The Heretic Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

July 30, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

How could such a sure-thing sequel end up so absolutely atrocious? I've no idea.

| Original Score: 1/5

July 26, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

What a shameless, awlful follow-up to one of horror's greatest moments

| Original Score: 2/5

September 17, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 0/5

July 26, 2002
Brian Holcomb
Kinetofilm

It may be that the best way to watch The Heretic is to shut off the soundtrack and play a CD of Goblin's Suspiria score as accompaniment.

Full Review Source: Kinetofilm | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

In a film that is by no means light on candidates for Worst Single Element, Richard Burton is pretty clearly the very bottom.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 2/10

September 3, 2012
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

April 25, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Compelling reasons for watching Exorcist II? Well, there's Richard Burton's voice. Then, there's...uh.... Oh, forget it. There are no reasons for watching this film.

| Original Score: 2/10

September 8, 2002
KJB
IGN Movies

Just plain silly but has a sort of bad movie charm.

| Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2002
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Possibly the worst film ever made and surely the worst sequel ever made.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 0/4

August 1, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 27, 2001
Fred Topel
About.com

Not as bad as I was led to believe. Some interesting ideas about the aftermath. But alas, still not a compelling story.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 14, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

November 23, 2004
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 1/5

December 29, 2006
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A glittering riposte to the original's earthbound viciousness

Full Review Source: CinePassion

February 5, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Director John Boorman accomplishes dazzling things with his eerie, reflective sets and powerhouse cast including Richard Burton and Louise Fletcher.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Very enjoyable in retrospect, and a big improvement on its source material.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One fascinating disaster--an anti-Exorcist sequel from a filmmaker openly contemptuous of the original.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 27, 2003

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