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  • Summary: When the teenage daughter of a religious family transforms from A-student into heroin addict, her parents agree to allow a reality TV crew to stage an intervention and tape her recovery. What they don't know is that she has been taking drugs to deal with the unnatural, evil feelings growingWhen the teenage daughter of a religious family transforms from A-student into heroin addict, her parents agree to allow a reality TV crew to stage an intervention and tape her recovery. What they don't know is that she has been taking drugs to deal with the unnatural, evil feelings growing inside her. When she agrees to rehab, with no drugs to suppress what's inside, the demon emerges. [IFC Films] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 16, 2014
    70
    Credible performances, effective visuals and tight pacing round out this chilling effort.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Oct 2, 2014
    50
    The main drawback of Inner Demons, no matter how skillful the presentation may be here, is the overriding sense that this has all been done before.
  3. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Oct 2, 2014
    40
    The goofiness is redeemed somewhat by a wickedly violent climax — the exclamation point at the end of a rather simple sentence.
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Oct 3, 2014
    38
    The film makes one damning if unoriginal observation—the "reality" presented on reality TV is manufactured—and then does nothing to expand on it.
  5. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Oct 2, 2014
    30
    The rather routine imitation of reality TV-style camera and editing techniques, along with uninspired special effects associated with Carson’s spiritual affliction, don’t attempt to break new ground but gain little by repeating familiar formulas.
  6. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Sep 29, 2014
    30
    Neither Grossman’s uninspired staging nor the performances help much.
  7. Reviewed by: Clayton Dillard
    Sep 28, 2014
    25
    There's a disingenuous offering of pathos to accompany the film's ridiculous and violent denouement.

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