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Exorcist: The Beginning

Rated R for strong violence and gore, disturbing images and rituals, and for language including some sexual.

R In Theaters 08/20/2004 , 114min.
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San Francisco Chronicle
While the fourth "Exorcist" movie may have unmitigated disaster written all over it, the finished product is somehow sort-of-kind-of not all that bad. Full Review
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
Nothing fails like bad horror. But it's not despicable. It is merely boring. Full Review
Joe Leydon
Earns points simply for not being bad enough to leave a stain on the screen. Unfortunately, this annoyingly disjointed shocker stumbles badly after promising early scenes, and quickly devolves into a chaotic blur of underdeveloped characters, illogical transitions and standard-issue scary-movie tropes. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
There's no pea soup, but sketchy effects, cheap jolts, swirling cameras, and buckets of blood surround Exorcist: The Beginning with the potent aroma of cheese. Full Review
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
A perfectly mediocre horror film. There is some hoot-inducing dialogue and cheesy effects, but the film's workmanlike narrative marches gamely forward, managing a handful of respectable scares along the way. Full Review

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