• R, 2 hr. 15 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:    William Friedkin
  • In Theaters:    Sep 22, 2000 Limited
  • On DVD:   
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen Reviews

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

More gross than outright scary.

Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

I was more amused than scared. Jaded sensibilities of today will likely have the same reaction.

Robert Wilonsky
New Times
January 1, 2000

A movie so 'scary' it borders on being silly.

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Lawrence Levi
January 1, 2000

Remains what it has always been: creepy, sadistic, well-acted nonsense.

Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 1, 2000

If you want to see how it was done the first time, give this a look-see, even if all you get is a good laugh.

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.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
October 19, 2004

| Original Score: 2/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

A brilliant horror film.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Remains an effective excursion into demonic possession more than a quarter of a century after it was first unveiled to the public.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000

The sound is fantastic in theaters, and nothing can duplicate the effect of seeing something on the big screen -- especially something as potentially terrifying and soul-scorching as this.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007

The movie's eerie quietude is gone.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000

The new footage doesn't add anything in particular to the film.

Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Robert Koehler
Top Critic
June 6, 2008

Keith H. Brown
Edinburgh U Film Society
January 1, 2000

Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003

Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

Andrew O'Hehir
Top Critic
October 21, 2006

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

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