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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Oh, how good actors can trap themselves in drivel. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Fashioning a hybrid of a courtroom drama and a horror film that is suspenseful and scary requires a clear vision and directorial finesse. Rose lacks both. But the performances are topnotch. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The dullest exorcist movie ever made. show more

  • 50
    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 merits of science and superstition. Carpenter, as the sick girl, puts in the best performance. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Somehow the movie really never takes off into the riveting fascination we expect in the opening scenes. Maybe it cannot; maybe it is too faithful to the issues it raises to exploit them. show more

  • 75
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    Plays like a modern-day inversion of "Inherit the Wind," highlighting an astonishing shift in the American legal system over the last 80 years. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Fans expecting horror won't want a thought-provoking, well-acted courtroom drama about the intersection of religious belief and the law. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Take away the performances, and all that would be left is a cheapish B-grade motion picture. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    It's hard to get riled up one way or the other by a film about an exorcist who is forced, cruelly and relentlessly, to introduce one flashback after another. show more

  • March 10, 2009 ShaneyLocke
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    Great Film. one of the best movies i have ever seen and owned. not only is it scary as hell but the court case drama just adds right on to the movie. i love it

  • July 22, 2008 Nascarford2448
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    This movie wasn't scary at all! IT was all a court cass. The trailer made it look scary but the whle movie was a court cass. This movie sucked.

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