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The Last Exorcism Reviews

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September 19, 2017
The film is at its most chilling, though, when considering the possibility for cruelty that is created when powerful emotions (grief, guilt) are coupled with devout belief.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2017
It all makes for interesting, and even terrifying, viewing at times. But it's not very smart and far too predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 2, 2016
A bad 12 minutes before the credits is all it takes to undo the goodwill generated by a generally sturdy 74 minutes preceding.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 9, 2013
The Last Exorcism is completely boring, devoid of any scares, tension or unease and has one of the worst endings ever. Avoid at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
October 13, 2013
It's disappointing--if not exactly surprising--when at the halfway point the film turns into THE LINDA BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 26, 2013
A fairly absorbing pseudo-documentary demonic-possession flick with all the bodily contortions and jittery camerawork you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2012
Even if you take "The Last Exorcism" on its own terms, you're going to be in for quite an uneventful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2012
Its mature focus on characterization really sets the film apart.
January 16, 2011
The seams are obvious in this faux documentary, but the thrills are fairly genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 11, 2011
If you make a film about exorcism, you better be ready to be compared to one of the best films ever made. Surprisingly, the film holds its own in that regard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 9, 2011
Does a great job of sustaining tension by distracting you with (get this) interesting characters and a novel approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2011
...ultimately fares a whole lot better in its first half than in its second...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2010
The Last Exorcism is a tasty slice of religious themed exploitation of little innovation, yet with plenty of thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 26, 2010
Unfortunately the predictable and unoriginal finale undermines the overall impact.
November 26, 2010
If you're not too found-footaged out after two Paranormal Activities in the past year, The Last Exorcism is sure to be good for a bad, shaky-cam fright or three.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2010
The Last Exorcism is a rare reminder that the genre label "horror" derives from the word horrifying, not horrible.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 25, 2010
A perfectly acceptable, rather low key addition to the horror-mockumentary genre, following a fraudulent Pastor who's decided to allow a camera crew to film one last job extracting the devil from an innocent girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 24, 2010
Unfortunately, at about the half-way point, the brittle mood so carefully created by the single-camera coverage is broken by multi-camera editing and the overlaying of creepy music, just like in standard horror fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 23, 2010
The viewer is placed squarely in the position of anonymous documentarian in this charmingly comic, ably performed, surprisingly sincere and often chilling first-person funhouse of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2010
The climax owes a debt to a seminal 1960s horror film which it would be unfair to name -- suffice it to say the comparison doesn't do The Last Exorcism any favours.
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