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The Last Exorcism Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
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
John Gholson
February 9, 2012
Its mature focus on characterization really sets the film apart.
R. L. Shaffer
January 16, 2011
The seams are obvious in this faux documentary, but the thrills are fairly genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Holcomb
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
Scott Weinberg
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 6, 2011
...ultimately fares a whole lot better in its first half than in its second...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
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
Anders Wotzke
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
Simon Weaving
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
Simon Miraudo
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
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
November 20, 2010
The conceit of the premise is entirely plausible and there is enough character establishment in the preparatory scenes to build engagement on a deeper level.What's more, it has something of a twist at the end
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
September 19, 2010
More than a decade after The Blair Witch project turned the mock-doc format into a horror cliche, this low-tech horror show uses it to chilling effect in this story of cynicism vs. things that go bump in the night.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 10, 2010
The denouement is a letdown, but the faux-documentary premise brings a fresh twist to a tired horror subgenre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Harley
Total Film
September 9, 2010
At last, a possession movie for lapsed horror acolytes to believe in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Express (UK)
September 7, 2010
Slow-burning and well acted it's intriguing without being especially terrifying...
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
September 6, 2010
"The Last Exorcism" Starts Out as a Sharp Religious Satire But Kind of Forgets That When Angling for "Paranormal Activity" Scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Projected Figures
September 6, 2010
the devil remains in the details as to whether this ends up being just another film about satanic goings-on, or a work of multi-layered charlatanism designed to give us, in return for our money, precisely the cathartic treatment that we desire.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
September 5, 2010
Exorcism Genuinely Frightening Despite Ending
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
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