Reviews

Oct 22, 2021
It's actually kind of astonishing to me that the film still retains the power to shock and frighten a first-time viewer.
Mar 27, 2021
Scary then, scary still. Without a doubt one of the most frightening films ever made. [Full review in Spanish]
Nov 5, 2020
Remains one of the scariest movies to date given the shocking nature of its subject matter of a little girl possessed by devil, and it's really up to the audience to believe if that can happen or not.
Aug 29, 2020
The makeup is still top-notch and spectacularly chilling, paired perfectly with puppetry and repulsive props for several of the most alarming cinematic shots.
Aug 11, 2020
A product of its time, in the best ways.
Jul 25, 2020
Such perfectionism at the service of trash takes on a lurid, almost indecent, character. Still, Friedkin has a crass expertise with which he can keep the average moviegoer from laughing at these absurd goings-on, and he certainly gets great performances.
Jul 8, 2020
Simply the most terrifying movie ever made, even now.
Mar 27, 2020
The film continually struggles to suggest through atmosphere what it promises but fails to provide in substance.
Dec 17, 2019
The probelm for me is that the movie has no sense of purpose, no convictions.
Oct 26, 2018
One scary movie that still terrifies me to this day...
Oct 26, 2018
They went above and beyond...we have movies like The Exorcist to thank for so many other movies...
Oct 11, 2018
This is a powerful movie that continues to stand up today and for good reason too - it's a masterpiece.
Feb 9, 2018
"The Exorcist".. may not be a great film. It is, however, a brilliantly successful horror movie.
Jan 8, 2018
Friedkin seems to have found his forte.
Jan 30, 2017
Without a doubt, "The Exorcist" is a touchstone in horror, seemingly incapable of taking a wrong step. Watching with the lights off is strongly encouraged. Turning them back on immediately afterwards will be a necessity.
Nov 4, 2016
The Exorcist runs out of steam long before reaching its decidedly low-key (and somewhat anticlimactic) finale...
Oct 20, 2016
A work of cinema in its own league.
Oct 15, 2014
The Exorcist, with its excellent cast, mounting intensity, and ingeniously constructed surprises, is still a commanding achievement.
Oct 15, 2014
The movie that launched a new era in horror films, and which, for one generation, remains one of the scariest experiences of their lives.
Oct 15, 2014
The Exorcist, like most memorable Hollywood movies, gains its power from the way it mixes opposites: new-style realism and sexual radicalism, old-style horror and religion.