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Exorcist: The Beginning Reviews

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June 19, 2008
More than 30 years after the original hit screens, along comes the very best of the sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 30, 2006
Flawed, but still good.
March 1, 2005
It doesn't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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 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
August 25, 2004
The Beginning tries to be three films in one, but winds up lacking coherence or any identity of its own. However, it isn't horrible when taken as a simple horror flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2004
Schrader's vision still comes through, despite Harlin's excessive and posturing blood-letting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 23, 2004
...I had goose-bumps on my goose-bumps clear to the top of my head...
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August 23, 2004
It rates fairly high on both the Scare-O-Meter and Gross-Out Scale, with an early hyena attack guaranteed to have you flinching in terror.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2004
Stellan Skarsgard's haunting portrayal of a man struggling with his faith overshadows the special effects and horror aspects of this 'Exorcist' prequel.
August 22, 2004
What would possess a filmmaker to create another "Exocist" movie?
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
August 21, 2004
Impressive on a number of levels and awful on precious few.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 19, 2004
I was mildly surprised when it didn't stink up the joint. In that regard, you can call it the Queen of the Damned 2004.
| Original Score: 7/10
August 24, 2017
Unlike the first film, in which audience members fainted and threw up, the showdown between good and evil prompted more laughter amongst the audience than terror.
June 7, 2011
An utter violation of anything that ever made The Exorcist memorable... just gaudy effects and things jumping out to say "boo!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
January 1, 2011
Brutal. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 29, 2009
Contrived, cliché, murky, muddled, and an utterly gory mess...
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2007
Most of the movie feels nothing like an Exorcist film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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