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  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    While "Exorcism" focused on a murder-trial battle between the priest and a prosecutor, Schmid's film beautifully details the behavior, events and socio-religious pressures that lead to the decision to perform such an extreme ritual. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    An exorcism movie for the rest of us, the gripping German drama Requiem contains not a single special effect. It doesn't need one. It has terrific actors fully invested in a casual-seeming, docudramatic brand of storytelling, notably Sandra Hueller. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Bogumil Godfrejow's raw cinematography and Huller's poignant, close-to-the-bone performance transform what might have been a morbid curiosity into an entirely enthralling, quietly terrifying experience. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Anybody who's ever seen a movie about exorcism knows that, in cases like this, the first thing to do is call 1-800-PRIEST, which the family does. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    A tragic tale of teen rebellion and misplaced faith, this is a sober and sobering account of a young girl's untimely end, made enthralling by great performances and restrained direction. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Requiem is drawn from an incident that was also the basis for last year's demon-seed hit, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." show more

  • 100
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    Requiem, the new film from German director Hans-Christian Schmid, is absolutely astonishing. See it if you possibly can. show more

  • 90
    Eddie Cockrell Variety

    Stunningly played story of faith vs. family. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    Sandra Hüller, a young German stage actress making a harrowing feature debut, invests Michaela's terrified, possibly schizophrenic outbursts with unholy conviction. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    In its subtlety, complexity and dexterity, Requiem is a notably original work. show more

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