The Exorcist (2000) Synopsis
Jesuits try to save a possessed girl.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Friedkin has said the new, expanded version of his film has a more spiritual tone. But it's still a shocker.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Re-released now in a digitally enhanced, sonically improved and slightly longer version, the movie is even better than it was in 1973.
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100

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Classically scary.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Here, in paranoid, bad acid trip form, is the real birth of girl power.
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89

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
It's shlock, yes, but at least it's highbrow shlock.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Suffice it to say I prefer the original conclusion, and I think most Exorcist fans will agree
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
An upsetting landmark. Don't take the children.
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88

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Retains the power to turn heads -- and stomachs.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's something elemental about The Exorcist, even with the new hopeful ending that betrays the bleak original.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The movie that launched a new era in horror films, and which, for one generation, remains one of the scariest experiences of their lives.
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Spinning head and projectile vomit....

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A Little Too Much Like The Parody;Scary Movie 2 Didn't Have Much Work To Make This a Parody

By ZehRanzyChick
So I recently watched this movie because my boyfriend has been trying to get me to watch it forever. I am a horror movie fan and I do like to watch the classics. This movie was way too much like the...

One of the scariest of all time

By JuniorJ
I saw this on DVD and never experienced it at the theaters. When Friedken directed THE EXORCIST (from a gripping script by William peter Blatty), visual effects were not that easy to do. Nor were...

By clevelandwilson
Scariest movie ever...

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Rated R | For Coarse Language, Frightening Scenes and Not Recommended for Children
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Trendsetting shocker about a possessed child.
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