58

Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
While this religio-horror effort does contain some nice scares, and a memorably unnerving turn from Crowley, The Devil Inside's biggest shock arrives when it abruptly ends - just as it hits its stride. The result is a found-footage movie whose third act remains missing.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
All hell breaks loose and it's a heck of a lot of fun to watch.
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40

Empire

By William Thomas
Even with The Exorcist in the world, there is still scope for a contemporary, shocking and thrilling film to be made on the subject of possession. But this is not it: some found footage should really just stay lost.
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40

Movieline

The reality of The Devil Inside is that it's a half-hearted patchwork of ideas blatantly lifted from better films, with characters who have to act increasingly foolish in order to allow the action to go forward and an ending so anticlimactic and abrupt that the audience at the screening I attended erupted in enraged boos as the credits rolled.
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38

Slant Magazine

The film's contradictory and nullifying dilemma of wanting to be both scripted and vérité at once, a plight that affects so much contemporary TV, is temporarily quelled in heated scenes of curse-laden levitation and Linda Blair contortion, which dutifully deliver the scares.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Never gets off the ground, trotting out the same predictable twisting heads and psycho-babble without a whiff of originality or discernible visual flair. As a result, the would-be thriller proves as scary and unsettling as a slab of devil's food cake - only considerably less satisfying.
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25

Washington Post

It's a pestilence of infectious claptrap.
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The Devil Inside joins a long, woozy-camera parade of found-footage scare pictures, among them "The Blair Witch Project," the "Paranormal Activity" films and certain wedding videos that won't go away.
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0

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
No one onscreen was actor enough to make us believe we were watching actual people commit or require actual exorcisms.
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0

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Devil Inside manages not only to scrape the barrel's bottom but to drill a hole in said bottom and funnel deeper into the scum.
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18 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.