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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+
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
November 16, 2005
the scariest courtroom drama I've ever seen.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
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
Peter Sobczynski
October 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
September 24, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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