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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's something elemental about The Exorcist, even with the new hopeful ending that betrays the bleak original. show more

  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Retains the power to turn heads -- and stomachs. show more

  • 88
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Suffice it to say I prefer the original conclusion, and I think most Exorcist fans will agree show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The movie that launched a new era in horror films, and which, for one generation, remains one of the scariest experiences of their lives. show more

  • 89
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    It's shlock, yes, but at least it's highbrow shlock. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

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

  • 100
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Classically scary. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Was and is a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb us. If I were showing The Exorcist to a friend, I would show the 1973 version without the slightest hesitation. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The Exorcist has lost none of its ability to invade your nightmares. show more

  • May 10, 2012 brooklynvette
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    In my opinion the best horror movie ever made. Still creeps me out.

  • January 08, 2012 Angel
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  • October 14, 2011 mumyface
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    cool im very scared

  • June 20, 2011 Debbie
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    This movie was scary!!! LOL

  • October 30, 2009 paco85746
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    incorparates all of scary genres and makes it into peeing in your pants

similar movies

  • The Omen (1976)

  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

  • The Exorcist III (1990)

  • Orphan (2009)

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