The Exorcism of Emily Rose Synopsis
A lawyer defends a priest responsible for killing a young girl while performing an exorcism.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Emily Rose is the thinking person's demon possession movie, which presents a chilling case history that's hard to explain away.
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75

Premiere

By Peter Debruge
Plays like a modern-day inversion of "Inherit the Wind," highlighting an astonishing shift in the American legal system over the last 80...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Fans expecting horror won't want a thought-provoking, well-acted courtroom drama about the intersection of religious belief and the law.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Somehow the movie really never takes off into the riveting fascination we expect in the opening scenes. Maybe it cannot; maybe it is too...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Part "Law & Order," part "The Omen," the movie doesn't trust the audience to follow serious theological and legal discussion without a...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Fashioning a hybrid of a courtroom drama and a horror film that is suspenseful and scary requires a clear vision and directorial finesse....
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The Hollywood Reporter

Derrickson's characters are reduced to ciphers in a theological debate. Long wedges of the film are simply a discussion about the relative...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The dullest exorcist movie ever made.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Oh, how good actors can trap themselves in drivel.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The fun of these movies is that Linney often seems too refined for such greasy junk, but there she is anyway, hamming it down as it were.
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THis movie scared the s!@#!@ out of me

By graydog111
it was one of the most scariest movies i have everseen i was scared to turn around it's like seeing the exerocist for the fisrt time if u like movies that sacred the crap out of u IT IS A MUST SEE...

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Jennifer Carpenter is superb

By redyeah
Jennifer Carpenter Is one of the best younger actresses around. She has not been given enough credit for her performances yet, and this is probably the best. The amount of energy and emotion she put...

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By hwilliams1970
I thought it was very scary! That devil stuff is sooooo creeepy!!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ A priest is on trial following a deadly exorcism.
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