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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
September 29, 2005
...this insidious movie has it both ways by back-dooring the entire U.S. criminal code -- for the sake of some boogeyman-based lesson in intelligently designed fake morality.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 24, 2005
... there is much to recommend about the film, particularly in the way it melds together the courtroom thriller and the horror film to form a new approach to questioning issues of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
September 24, 2005
It's a potentially interesting idea, using the formula to put faith itself on trial, but Derrickson and Boardman never really let the intellectual aspects of the story manifest themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 22, 2005
Une prémisse intrigante qui, malheureusement, ne livre pas vraiment la marchandise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 22, 2005
Underneath the smooth cinematography and score, there's a gritty little indie trying to get out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
A sincere and moving film...easily one of the best of 2005 thus far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 20, 2005
It never possessed this juror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
September 19, 2005
I guess it's appropriate that the new movie about demonic possession should suffer from a split personality
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
September 18, 2005
A particularly nasty, anti-female exorcism movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 18, 2005
These filmmakers, and this film, simply have not earned the right to take on the fundamental question of God vs. man.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
September 18, 2005
You'd never know it by the ads, but this is faith-based filmmaking and one of the most manipulative mainstream movies ever put on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 18, 2005
While the melting demon-people are a nifty, unsettling touch, this alleged battle for the soul of mankind is in reality more of a sidewalk scuffle between a pair of legal eagles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
September 18, 2005
Director of photography Tom Stern had served as cinematographer on the Oscar-sweeping Million Dollar Baby, but the overall look of Exorcism is one of a bland TV movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 17, 2005
The real problem (though hardly the only one) is that it's unbelievably dull and cheesy -- and stupefyingly unpersuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin A. Ranson
September 17, 2005
... (gives) new meaning to the phrase, 'The devil is in the details.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 17, 2005
The only wrong with this movie is its marketing, which would have you believe that it's a horror film, instead of a courtroom drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 16, 2005
A devil of a good show...What director Scott Derrickson does to the courtroom drama could make Linda Blair's head spin.
Cynthia Fuchs
September 16, 2005
Emily's "story" is that no explanation is necessary or possible: she's chosen.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
September 16, 2005
There are reasons why The Exorcism of Emily Rose works as well as it does, and why it recovers itself rather capably even when its foundations start to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Carle
IGN Movies
September 16, 2005
Solid performances ground this scary true-to-life tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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