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Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000)

Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen

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Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 81
Fresh: 71 | Rotten: 10

Critics Consensus: The Exorcist has withstood the test of time, and it still has that renegade feel and the power to shock.

83%
Average Rating: 7.3/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 3

Critics Consensus: The Exorcist has withstood the test of time, and it still has that renegade feel and the power to shock.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 4.2/5
User Ratings: 1,904

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Movie Info

When a 12-year old girl is possessed by demons, a young priest takes it upon himself to selflessly save her at the behest of her famous movie-star mother.

Rating:
R (for strong language and disturbing images)
Genre:
Horror
Directed By:
Written By:
William Peter Blatty
In Theaters:
Box Office:
$38.7M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (71) | Rotten (10) | DVD (29)

there's something elemental about The Exorcist, even with the new hopeful ending that betrays the bleak original.

May 8, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

A brilliant horror film.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Still jolting.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The new version's amendments, for the most part, are distracting and sometimes unintentionally funny.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Besides the performances, which are uniformly strong, what's so terrific about "The Exorcist" is how it's in no hurry to get to the meat of its horror. Unlike today's horror movies, it isn't exploitative. It's about its characters.

Full Review… | October 3, 2010
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

I went prepared to be scared, and woke up sleep-walking two nights in a row after I saw it. Isn't that what horror movies are supposed to do?

Full Review… | April 12, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

The movie's eerie quietude is gone.

Full Review… | July 30, 2007
eFilmCritic.com

...Still a thrill to watch after all these years, so full it's hard to absorb in one showing, so affecting it will still keep you awake at night. But maybe for different reasons.

Full Review… | February 8, 2003
Film Quips Online

It's a little longer and a little more concerned with story. Its bark has grown though, and there's still no serious challenger to its title of 'The Greatest Horror Movie Ever Made'.

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

It weaves a frightening spell right from the get-go.

Full Review… | October 15, 2002
Cincinnati Enquirer

An expanded DVD version of the classic tale about demonic possession and exorcism.

Full Review… | August 21, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

If you want to know what the 1970s were all about, this is probably required viewing. ...frankly, a reissue of "Earthquake" in Sensurround would have been a lot more fun.

Full Review… | June 10, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Is it better for the additional material? That's debatable. Is it still the scariest film of all time? Watch it for yourself and try to disagree.

Full Review… | October 24, 2001
Flipside Movie Emporium

The Exorcist (1973) is the sensational, shocking horror story about devil possession and the exorcism of the demonic spirits from a young, innocent girl (of a divorced family)

Full Review… | August 23, 2001
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

There is no doubting this is a traumatic film, but whether or not you enjoy it will depend on what you're looking for.

Full Review… | April 25, 2001
BBC.com

Promete volver a causar insomnio en buena parte de los que la experimenten en la pantalla grande

Full Review… | March 21, 2001

In an era when many films compete to scare the hell out of you, The Exorcist remains one of the few able to successfully scare the hell into you, a feat which assuredly deserves another go-round.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
culturevulture.net

When it was originally released, I believed its detractors and avoided the film entirely. A bad move, which I have now corrected.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Internet Reviews

Truly terrifying.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
TV Guide's Movie Guide

As shocking and bold now as it was then.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
IFilm

A horror film that stands the test of time and still gets under the skin.

January 1, 2000
E! Online

Audience Reviews for Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen

The greatest horror film ever made. It doesn't scare me or anything, but it is really well made and is one of my favorite movies.

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Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Even better than the original that seemed to be flawless. The few key scenes they do add are amazing, I can't imagine the crab walk not being part of the experience now. I feel like the pacing is even better, there's more time spent with the characters and an even more mystifying tone to it. It will always be the horror movie that got me crazy about the genre, there's no way you can see this and not be utterly blown away. It's realistic, creepy and beautiful. William Friedken's level of detail is amazing and unmatched in the context of the release and expectations in horror movies at the time.

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Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

I saw this version and found it a little better than the original, but the beginning is boring and confusing.

Rodrigo Ramirez Corona
Rodrigo Ramirez Corona

Super Reviewer

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