Metascore
16

Overwhelming dislike - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 25 out of 29
  1. A grade-B rumination on what a nasty guy the devil can be.
  2. 50
    Possesses the art and craft of a good movie, but not the story.
  3. Predictable, rarely scary.
  4. 42
    Fails to be resonant and, more important, scary.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    Full of atmosphere and visuals, it's empty of anything that really matters.
  6. 38
    So filled with illogical twists and ridiculous turns, that eventually it evokes unintentional laughs.
  7. Dark and murky, grainy and grim.
  8. Silly, undone by lack of faith in its own subject.
  9. A screaming, silly cliche -- and somehow not a bit scary.
  10. While Kaminski understands that movie terror comes in at the eyes, he has little skill for connecting sensation to hearts and minds.
  11. Preposterous plot, bad acting, and dialogue that provokes more laughs than shivers.
  12. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    25
    While it's beautifully shot, it's way too slow.
  13. His (Kaminski) first feature is so thoroughly awful, it isn't even interesting to look at.
  14. 25
    The most intriguing thing about Lost Souls is how it managed to attract so much talent.
  15. A dreary tale of supernatural horror.
  16. It's a loose reassembly of plot points from "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist" that never achieves the emotional intensity of either.
  17. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    20
    The hallucination sequences are among the pic's creepiest.
  18. 20
    Muddled tale of demonic hijinks and devil worship. It's terrible.
  19. 20
    It's the central story that's lacking.
  20. 10
    A lugubrious sub-"Exorcist" demonic possession film that's absolutely no fun at all.
  21. A pretty dreary affair to sit through. It's not even scary.
  22. What emerges is oddly ineffectual and uninvolving.
  23. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    10
    An almost total waste of time.
  24. 10
    Can be blamed foremost on its fire-and-brimstone screenwriter, Pierce Gardner.
  25. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    6
    The only thing about this movie that will haunt you is its boggling ineptitude.
  26. 0
    If the devil made them all do it, he's one dull bastard.
  27. Another "Exorcist" bastard -- one with a chick-flick pedigree.
User Score
2.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Feb 11, 2013
    2
    This movie is awful. And the reviewer who mentions narcissistic pd. What does any of that have to do with how bad this film was?This movie is awful. And the reviewer who mentions narcissistic pd. What does any of that have to do with how bad this film was?

    Predictable, trite, inane. The list goes on and on. Cliche after cliche.
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  2. MarkJ.
    Feb 24, 2007
    0
    The script is awful and full of cliches. Just a boring movie with zero suspense and a plot seen 1000000 times... Avoid!