Opening

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jul 11
100% Boyhood Jul 11
15% Rage Jul 11
21% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

Top Box Office

17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $37.1M
23% Tammy $21.6M
85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
31% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
53% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
36% Wish I Was Here Jul 18
—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25

Premieres Tonight

100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
60% Ray Donovan: Season 2
79% The Strain: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Devious Maids: Season 2
—— Endeavour: Season 2
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
64% The Last Ship: Season 1
100% Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2
69% The Leftovers: Season 1
50% The Musketeers: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1
54% Salem: Season 1
50% True Blood: Season 7
—— Unforgettable: Season 2
80% Vicious: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

—— 24: Live Another Day: Season 9
84% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
79% Penny Dreadful: Season 1
84% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

Exorcist - The Beginning Reviews

Page 1 of 7
Lucius Gore
ESplatter

More than 30 years after the original hit screens, along comes the very best of the sequels.

Full Review Source: ESplatter | Original Score: 3/4

June 19, 2008
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Flawed, but still good.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review

December 30, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
SPLICEDWire

It doesn't disappoint.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 1, 2005
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

...an interesting little piece of entertainment: stylized, ambitious, and filled with scenes in which the element of creepiness seems genuine rather than synthetic.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 3/4

September 4, 2004
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

This Exorcist prequel is more or less what used to be called a B-movie. Even B-movies, however, had to please audiences on some level.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

August 30, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Not unlike Exorcist II. It's a huge mess with passages of great beauty, juxtaposed with a few truly scary moments and a bunch of hokum and stupidity.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The Beginning tries to be three films in one, but winds up lacking coherence or any identity of its own. However, it isn't horrible when taken as a simple horror flick.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 25, 2004
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

Schrader's vision still comes through, despite Harlin's excessive and posturing blood-letting.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 24, 2004
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise

...I had goose-bumps on my goose-bumps clear to the top of my head...

Full Review

August 23, 2004
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It rates fairly high on both the Scare-O-Meter and Gross-Out Scale, with an early hyena attack guaranteed to have you flinching in terror.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

August 23, 2004
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Stellan Skarsgard's haunting portrayal of a man struggling with his faith overshadows the special effects and horror aspects of this 'Exorcist' prequel.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 22, 2004
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

What would possess a filmmaker to create another "Exocist" movie?

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 22, 2004
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Impressive on a number of levels and awful on precious few.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: B

August 21, 2004
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

I was mildly surprised when it didn't stink up the joint. In that regard, you can call it the Queen of the Damned 2004.

| Original Score: 7/10

August 19, 2004
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An utter violation of anything that ever made The Exorcist memorable... just gaudy effects and things jumping out to say "boo!"

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

June 7, 2011
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Brutal. Not for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Contrived, cliché, murky, muddled, and an utterly gory mess...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Most of the movie feels nothing like an Exorcist film.

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

July 30, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008

AV Club
Top Critic IconTop Critic
September 26, 2005

Boston Phoenix
August 28, 2004

ComingSoon.net
August 23, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic IconTop Critic
August 21, 2004
Page 1 of 7
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile