Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen Reviews

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: A
Cole Smithey
April 12, 2009
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 | Original Score: A+
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
The movie's eerie quietude is gone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...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 | Original Score: 5/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
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 | Original Score: 5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
It weaves a frightening spell right from the get-go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
An expanded DVD version of the classic tale about demonic possession and exorcism.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 10, 2002
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.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
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 | Original Score: A
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
August 23, 2001
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)
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 8, 2001
there's something elemental about The Exorcist, even with the new hopeful ending that betrays the bleak original.
Matt Ford
April 25, 2001
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 | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2001
Promete volver a causar insomnio en buena parte de los que la experimenten en la pantalla grande
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Fear
February 13, 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.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
When it was originally released, I believed its detractors and avoided the film entirely. A bad move, which I have now corrected.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
Truly terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
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.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Still jolting.
Dave White
January 1, 2000
As shocking and bold now as it was then.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A horror film that stands the test of time and still gets under the skin.
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