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

Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen



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

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
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)

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

Decades later, only some parts will scare the pants off you -- but it's those parts that make this a scary trip that's very definitely worth taking again.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

Still jolting.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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

The movie's eerie quietude is gone.

Full Review… | July 30, 2007

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.

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.

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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