75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Satan is optional in The Last Exorcism. This is the rare horror film that would have been entertaining even if nothing scary happened.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

A superbly creepy story.
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75

Washington Post

Stamm creates an anxious psychological horror that's vaguely familiar yet refreshingly original.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For a while, The Last Exorcism shrewdly exploits our voyeurism, as it sustains the teasing question of whether there's actually anything supernatural going on. The payoff, however, isn't scary enough.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
For a movie made from spare parts - take "The Exorcist" and attach to "The Blair Witch Project" and "Paranormal Activity" - The Last Exorcism delivers the heebie-jeebie goods.
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65

Movieline

Manages to be scary without resorting to cheap special effects or gore. It's not as good as it could have been, but it's so much better than expected.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This supernatural yarn is thoroughly engrossing until it loses its way about three-quarters in. It's as if the filmmakers didn't know how to resolve the mayhem, opting for silly over diabolical.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A backwoods psychological thriller delivered faux-documentary-style, with mixed results.
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50

Boston Globe

There may once have been a good and a bad film fighting for the soul of The Last Exorcism, but in its final moments, cinema's dark forces triumph emphatically.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The Last Exorcism trods on previously stomped ground and has almost no good jump-outta-your-seat moments.
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63 out of 100
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