Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Reviews

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August 25, 2012
April 29, 2009
It's true "Dominion" is a better prequel than "The Beginning", but in the end, that's not really saying much in either case.
November 20, 2008
March 1, 2007
Neither a masterpiece nor a failure, it will probably appeal mostly to those with knowledge of its death and miraculous resurrection.
September 22, 2006
After 32 years, two sequels, and two prequels, The Exorcist remains an impossible act to follow.
October 14, 2005
tiresome and humdrum instead of thrilling
June 14, 2005
An ambitious failure.
June 5, 2005
June 2, 2005
Dominion is only incrementally better than Exorcist: The Beginning and, with both films sharing so many story elements, Harlin is guilty of merely rearranging the deck chairs on Schrader's Titanic.
May 25, 2005
Intriguing, then, mainly for historical and comparison purposes.
May 25, 2005
The flick is still plagued by occasional tedious patches, bad special effects and silly dialogue (it seems no one caught those problems on either director's watch).
May 24, 2005
The frights, the scares, they just weren't there.
May 24, 2005
One instance of a CGI overlay looks as if the VFX crew added hand-drawn temp animation and then forgot to go back for a final polish.
May 21, 2005
an intriguing near-miss rather than the unintentional laugh-fest that Harlin's version proved to be
May 21, 2005
The austere, cerebral 'Dominion' is a serious and ambitious alternative to Harlin's movie, but it's only marginally superior to it.
May 20, 2005
Schrader privileges theological debate over shocks and was neither the ideal director for a franchise horror film nor as incomprehensible a choice as some suggested.
May 20, 2005
Schrader's Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist may be slightly more literate than Harlin's dopey schlockfest, but this deadly dull and pretentious film is ultimately just as bad.
May 20, 2005
The Schrader variation is awfully dull, with scant evidence of the sort of things that make horror movies attractive -- like mounting suspense and spine-tingling creepiness and, oh yeah, the element of horror.
May 20, 2005
To be fair, Schrader's version fails in ways that Harlin's dumbed-down version didn't.
May 20, 2005
It actually might have been considered pretty good had it been made 30 years ago, when people might have cared about the backstory of Father Merrin.
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