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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
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
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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