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October 30, 2004
carves out its own niche by combining the Christian horror of the original with the cruelties and crassness of colonialism.
October 26, 2004
Pena que, em vez de merecer seu próprio capítulo nos livros de História do Cinema, tenha se revelado digno apenas de uma nota de rodapé.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2004
Harlin amps up the sound effects and gore in an attempt to disguise the absence of any genuine scares.
September 5, 2004
[Harlin's] skill has never been proven and here, with effects that make the original look state-of-the-art, we see a film that is trapped in empty suspense and faulty terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 4, 2004
...an interesting little piece of entertainment: stylized, ambitious, and filled with scenes in which the element of creepiness seems genuine rather than synthetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 4, 2004
...atrocious...
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
September 3, 2004
The hellishly long buildup works, but the payoff is predictable, pitting Merrin against a contortionist white devil in a blue dress.
September 1, 2004
Stellan Skarsgard deserves another movie. This cruel, nasty, ugly prequel deserves to be exorcised right off the marquee.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
August 30, 2004
This Exorcist prequel is more or less what used to be called a B-movie. Even B-movies, however, had to please audiences on some level.
August 30, 2004
Never underestimate the box-office appeal of a boring horror film.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
August 29, 2004
A lot of noisy tomfoolery that never coalesces into a solid horror yarn, lacking even the beloved pea soup 'n' rotating noggins that made us quake way back when.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
August 29, 2004
Working Nazis into the satanic brew certainly ups the evil ante, but it doesn't help make Exorcist: The Beginning a worthwhile movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 28, 2004
Although Old Scratch isn't strong enough to fight off the Baltimore Catechism for very long, the scares are good enough.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 28, 2004
Three directors, two distinctly different versions of the same film, multiple actors in the same roles, at least six writers (most unaccredited), the story behind Exorcist: The Beginning is almost more interesting then the movie itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2004
The priest grabs a rifle and blasts away: Father Merrin, action hero.
August 27, 2004
Boring as hell.
Full Review| Original Score: D+
August 27, 2004
Warner's late-game recruiting of a vulgarian like Renny Harlin to tack on some barf-bag moments is simply an insult to fans of the original.
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August 26, 2004
Blood, flies, maggots, ravenous hyenas, power failures, grave-digging and much ineffectual voodoo ensue.
August 26, 2004
Exceedingly lame production has few frights and not much story either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 26, 2004
Not unlike Exorcist II. It's a huge mess with passages of great beauty, juxtaposed with a few truly scary moments and a bunch of hokum and stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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