The Devil Inside Reviews

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Sean Kernan
We Got This Covered
March 1, 2013
The Devil Inside is a con job; a fraud of a movie that leads audiences to the singularly most unsatisfying ending to a movie I've seen in my 13 years as a movie critic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 1, 2012
An exposition-heavy opening act and an abrupt lack of closure may leave moviegoers feeling underserved by The Devil Inside's few genuinely scary moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012
Nothing more than a tired, familiar and characterless genre installment with only the impressive contortions of Bonnie Morgan to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
March 22, 2012
And in a wretched attempt to make this contrivance 'real', they resort to endless shaking of the camera. (You would love to shake them!) The only possession I was looking for in this devilish drivel was the possession of any kind of filmmaking talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
January 7, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D-
James Luxford
The National
August 30, 2012
horror that tries to shock you as many times as possible, rather than tell you a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
January 6, 2012
Never are you really invested in any of this, as the movie is pervaded by lead-footed artificiality and the growing stink of crass marketing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Alexandra Cavallo
Boston Phoenix
January 10, 2012
[A] limp mockumentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
March 19, 2012
Another abysmal horror movie based around "found" documentary footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Martyn Conterio
Little White Lies
March 19, 2012
The Devil Inside is yet another dull found footage effort with nothing, bar a mad climax, to offer audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
If it's January, it must be low-grade horror season.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
March 21, 2012
Just terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
January 6, 2012
Director William Brent Bell (Stay Alive) and his co-writer Matthew Peterman offer way too much set-up for too little payoff.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 6, 2012
The Devil Inside joins a long, woozy-camera parade of found-footage scare pictures, among them The Blair Witch Project, the Paranormal Activity films and certain wedding videos that won't go away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
William Goss
The Playlist
January 6, 2012
The result isn't chilling so much as reheated.
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
January 6, 2012
... an insidious kind of terrible movie, simply low-grade bad for most of its thankfully brief running time before offering up an ending so openly contemptuous of the audience as to feel like a prank.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brett Michel
Boston Herald
January 7, 2012
"The Vatican doesn't endorse this film or its completion," are the first words to appear on the blank screen that begins this film. Having sat through it, I don't endorse it, either.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
January 6, 2012
Welcome to the freak show. "The Devil Inside" has everything you would expect from an R-rated horror movie about demon possession: creepy demon voices, contorted bodies, bloody murders and priests who actually think they have a chance of defeating Satan.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Scott Weinberg
TheHorrorShow
August 26, 2015
One shudders to think of how many worthwhile horror films Paramount passed up to acquire this terribly drab junkpile.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
January 6, 2012
Takes two steadfast horror tropes - demonic possession and the gimmick of "found footage" - and does very, very little new with them.
Dan Fainaru
Screen International
May 15, 2012
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Alissa Simon
Variety
April 16, 2012
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