The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Loosely based on a true story, The Exorcism of Emily Rose mixes compelling courtroom drama with generally gore-free scares in a ho-hum take on demonic cinema.

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In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19-year-old college freshman. A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed the exorcism that resulted in the girl's death.
Rating:
PG-13 (for thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images)
Genre:
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Laura Linney
as Erin Bruner
Tom Wilkinson
as Father Moore
Campbell Scott
as Ethan Thomas
Jennifer Carpenter
as Emily Rose
Colm Feore
as Karl Gunderson
Andrew Wheeler
as Nathaniel Rose
Kenneth Welsh
as Dr. Mueller
Mary Beth Hurt
as Judge Brewster
Henry Czerny
as Dr. Briggs
Duncan Fraser
as Dr. Cartwright
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Critic Reviews for The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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Full Review… | November 15, 2011
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Full Review… | August 15, 2007
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Full Review… | February 26, 2007
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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Full Review… | September 25, 2005
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Full Review… | September 23, 2005
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Audience Reviews for The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Wilkinson and Linney's dynamic performances are the reason to see this melodramatic if typical exorcism piece, he as the anxious priest attempting to fit medieval beliefs into skeptical modern times and she as the atheist legal eagle he needs most to convince. Not boring.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

Don't really remember seeing this, that might say alot about the quality of the film. I do remember that the possessed scenes weren't that cheesy, so that's a positive at least.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

½

Second best exorcism flick ever made! In the first place, of course, you'll find the 1973 cult phenomenon The Exorcist. What may be interesting to know though is that there's a true story behind this, that also became the inspiration for said classic. It is by many believed to be genuine, and as someone with personal experience of the supernatural, I have to admit that I'm a believer as well. Anyway, aside from the real-life mysteries upon which it is founded, this is a horror film that really hits the mark. Jennifer Carpenter is exceptionally convincing and there's creepiness in the plenty that will have your nerves working overtime. Expect your electrical bill to go up a tad, if you catch my drift. Because this is one movie you don't wanna be watching alone in a dark room. That's what I did, and I'm deeply regretting it now.

Mike S
Mike S

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