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The Exorcist Reviews

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October 15, 2014
Aall The Exorcist does is take its audience for a ride, spewing it out the other end, shaken up but none the wiser.
August 24, 2008
Friedkin and Blatty seem to care nothing for their characters as people, only as victims-props to be abused, hurled about the room, beaten and, in one case, brutally murdered.
August 30, 2002
I simply see no justification for such sacrilege. You know what scene I mean.
| Original Score: 1/5
November 18, 2006
Totally ludicrous.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 4, 2016
The Exorcist runs out of steam long before reaching its decidedly low-key (and somewhat anticlimactic) finale...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2004
Barbarism and exploitation here parade as something deeper. Abominable.
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
August 16, 2010
... a crude religious exploitation piece (although poor Linda Blair - required to urinate, swear and vomit on cue - is exploited more than anything else).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2005
Arguably the most troubling factor is the lack of true redemption in the twist ending, which resolves the demon possession without allowing good to triumph over evil.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 15, 2014
Less a cleverly spun story than a disjointed collection of shockeroos, surrounding a few ghoulishly effective moments with overcooked plot twists and in-your-face vulgarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 19, 2008
The Exorcist is not an unintelligently put-together film, which makes one all the more impatient with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2013
The Exorcist is what it purports to be, no less than one of the best horror films, one of the best films, of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 21, 2007
If movies are, among other things, opportunities for escapism, then The Exorcist is one of the most powerful ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 21, 2007
There is nothing dated about The Exorcist, which remains an effective excursion into demonic possession more than a quarter of a century after it was first unveiled to the public.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2011
It just never gets un-scary. That's the best part.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 25, 2014
The Exorcist not only tops the horror genre but transcends it, resulting in a profound experience where moviemaking horror, thrillingly dramatic storytelling and deeply felt spirituality of the Catholic kind make for pivotal viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 1, 2010
If it failed on all other levels (which it doesn't), The Exorcist would nevertheless be an excellent family horror story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 1, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
September 26, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
December 15, 2010
Trendsetting shocker about a possessed child.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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