The Exorcism of Emily Rose - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Exorcism of Emily Rose Reviews

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Steve Biodrowski
August 25, 2010
"The film finds a way to justify its existence despite the inevitable comparisons to ["The Exorcist"], in whose shadow it will inevtiably stand..."
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 21, 2007
It avoids gratuitous gore and the shocks that provide the backbone of most horror films. ... [Derrickson's] more interested in the spiritual questions at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
A glum and undistinguished drama -- it's certainly nothing so crass as a horror movie, despite the spooky come-on of the marketing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 4, 2007
Derrickson's film has been overtaken by bland characters, cheap shocks, kindergarten theology and a pace so plodding that viewers will be left wondering whether it is just Erin's watch that has mysteriously stopped.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 9, 2007
Now to each their own, but serious-minded Sunday preaching mixed in with the occult, is just not my cup of witch's brew.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
The film's challenge to the viewer -- to doubt his or her own doubts about the supernatural -- is commendable.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
April 18, 2006
By modern standards the gore is minimal and most of the thrills come from production craftsmanship. It does not make this a classic, but it is a decent and even compelling horror film.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 15, 2006
...a mildly engaging drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Arendt
December 6, 2005
A classy 'boo!' movie for those who like their horror polite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
December 6, 2005
It all gets rather silly when it turns out that the Devil isn't above knocking off the odd key witness or two ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Fortunately (or not, depending on how big a Law & Order fan you are), [the movie] dwells less on the possession itself than on the subsequent trial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
December 6, 2005
Esa película de terror dentro de la película ocupa la menor parte del metraje, lo cual es una lástima porque es la parte más interesante.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 1, 2005
Um filme perigosamente irregular que, na maior parte do tempo, mantém seu público à distância - e o resultado é que, ao longo de sua duração, pouco pensamos e nada sentimos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
November 16, 2005
the scariest courtroom drama I've ever seen.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
November 9, 2005
...relegates Emily's life and her exorcism to sporadic flashbacks, complete with assembly-line demonic imagery, bait-and-switch scare tactics and an annoying music score.
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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 21, 2005
Don't be surprised if you wake up at 3am after you've seen The Exorcism of Emily Rose. I did, and there are enough frightening moments to make even the calmest people jumpy.
Clint Morris
October 10, 2005
"Scarier than The Exorcist. A commendable, creepy and first-rate film experience. Try going straight to sleep after this baby".
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
October 7, 2005
Of all the places one would expect to find Satan - Osama bin Laden's cave, backstage with Celine Dion or inside Wal-Mart - a Midwestern courtroom is not high on the list.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
This may be based on a true story, but, onscreen, it comes off as a cornball, none-too-exciting, second-rate version of that granddaddy of all satanic possession movies, The Exorcist.
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