The Last Exorcism Part II Reviews

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 7, 2013
By the time the kamikaze crows start dive-bombing the church windows, and the shape-shifting demon appears in a hoody and a Venetian carnival mask, the whole thing has degenerated into a mumbo jumbo gumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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New York Times
May 23, 2013
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
March 6, 2013
A generally effective sequel.
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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
March 6, 2013
Once the "what is real, what is fantasy" questions are answered, and exorcism part deux commences, The Last Exorcism Part II abandons its half-intelligent, tender exploration of Nell's vulnerability and desirability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
March 6, 2013
When the creators of The Last Exorcism Part II swapped pseudo-verité realism for psychological realism, they made it a lot harder to take their franchise seriously ...
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Josh Tapper
Toronto Star
March 3, 2013
Viewers are taunted with the possibility of witnessing a possessed chicken.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2013
The Last Exorcism Part II is an effectively unnerving, slow-burn supernatural horror tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 1, 2013
Now Bell can break out of the genre. She's served her time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
March 1, 2013
Without spoiling anything, I will say that The Last Exorcism Part II ends on an open note that teases a legitimately engaging setup for a potential third movie. But really, the producers of this series should quit while they're behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly
March 1, 2013
Unfortunately, no one involved seems to have bent over backwards to make the movie either original or even all that scary.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
March 1, 2013
An abysmal sequel that abandons the found-footage concept, along with the pockets of wit and originality that made its predecessor salvageable.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 1, 2013
This matter-of-fact, brick-by-brick approach to building scares and tension probably won't work for audiences who just want to scream a lot, so Gass-Donnelly undercuts it all by haphazardly tossing in jump scares of the cheapest, most predictable kind.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
March 1, 2013
An actress who suggests religious piety, carnal fire and satanic aggression with equal dexterity, Ms. Bell provides a pulse an audience can connect with amid the standard-issue atmospheric accouterments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 1, 2013
Creepy atmospherics don't compensate for the lack of genuine scares in this unimpressive follow-up.
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William Goss
Film.com
March 1, 2013
A sure-handed sequel, but not a terribly thrilling one.