Exorcist II: The Heretic Reviews
November 2, 2020
Exorcist II: The Heretic is a perfect mix of tedium and hilarity, and it's easy to understand why audiences back in the day actually threw items at the screen (you'll doubtless fight similar urges).
November 1, 2019
Ridiculous, hopelessly confused, and incomprehensible.
October 23, 2019
Exorcist II, The Heretic makes The Exorcist numero uno look like Citizen Kane.
July 30, 2019
A stupid and useless film, whose mere existence is difficult to justify. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 30, 2018
A film simultaneously obsessed with and contemptuous of William Friedkin's 1973 classic, Exorcist II: The Heretic is crazy without ever becoming crazy fun.
September 24, 2018
Someone could make a slapstick comedy sequel to Saving Private Ryan and it would be no less faithful to the original than this picture is.
October 26, 2016
A strange and off-putting experience, filled with endless miscalculations in nearly every detail it attempts to build up, including performances by actors who ought to have known better.
June 18, 2016
118 minutes of endless flashy-light hypnotism, staggeringly terrible locust effects, and Richard Burton wandering around what appears to be Tatooine.
September 3, 2012
In a film that is by no means light on candidates for Worst Single Element, Richard Burton is pretty clearly the very bottom.
February 5, 2010
A glittering riposte to the original's earthbound viciousness
January 31, 2010
It may be that the best way to watch The Heretic is to shut off the soundtrack and play a CD of Goblin's Suspiria score as accompaniment.
May 26, 2006
Director John Boorman accomplishes dazzling things with his eerie, reflective sets and powerhouse cast including Richard Burton and Louise Fletcher.
March 19, 2004
Very enjoyable in retrospect, and a big improvement on its source material.
August 27, 2003
One fascinating disaster--an anti-Exorcist sequel from a filmmaker openly contemptuous of the original.
July 14, 2003
Not as bad as I was led to believe. Some interesting ideas about the aftermath. But alas, still not a compelling story.
September 17, 2002
What a shameless, awlful follow-up to one of horror's greatest moments