The Last Exorcism - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Last Exorcism Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
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
Katerina Sakkas
FILMINK (Australia)
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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Jesse Singal
Boston Globe
August 26, 2010
It's like director Daniel Stamm and his crew realized they were treading awfully close to making a film with real depth and edge that horror audiences might hate, and they just couldn't pull the trigger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 26, 2010
Doesn't know how to integrate its sillier supernatural elements into the realistic format.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 25, 2010
A modestly chilling, drawn out affair in which the characters and possible "scientific explanations" are more interesting than its predictable final destination.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
September 1, 2010
Anyone with a decent knowledge of horror flicks will surely recoil in terror at how terribly several masterpieces of the genre have been shamelessly ripped off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
August 26, 2010
The Last Exorcism's cynical take on faith is worse than pandering, it's ineffective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 25, 2010
A horror film for the Christian fundamentalist set, The Last Exorcism employs the aesthetic of The Blair Witch Project for a musty demonic-possession tale that promotes strict, anti-modern doctrinal faith as the most righteous path.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
September 5, 2010
Oh come on now...this is garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
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
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
November 26, 2010
Unfortunately the predictable and unoriginal finale undermines the overall impact.
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
August 30, 2010
A textbook example of fumbling the ball on the goal line.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
August 26, 2010
It's easy to sum up what's wrong with The Last Exorcism -- nothing happens
| Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 26, 2010
That this comes via minimal special effects is admirable, but the movie also cheats a bit: Tinkly piano music is layered onto the spooky moments, which kills the faux-doc "realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
August 27, 2010
The film is like enjoying a beautifully tender filet mignon where every bite is delicious. But, at the end you find a disgusting fungus-filled toe nail on the plate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Knoll
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
September 1, 2010
Eli Roth-produced frighter looks neat, but that's it
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 25, 2010
A muddled pass at realism, with scoring cues helping to goose the suspense, a cast of established actors indicating up a storm when they sense the camera is locked on them, and a general cheating of angles to capture the dark magic.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 26, 2010
Suspense is nil, phoniness abounds...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
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