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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Reviews

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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..."
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+
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
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.
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.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 22, 2006
The film's challenge to the viewer -- to doubt his or her own doubts about the supernatural -- is commendable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
January 15, 2006
...a mildly engaging drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2005
A classy 'boo!' movie for those who like their horror polite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
November 16, 2005
the scariest courtroom drama I've ever seen.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
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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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.
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
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
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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