The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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  • Summary: In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. The Exorcism of Emily Rose chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed.In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19 year-old college freshman. The Exorcism of Emily Rose chronicles the haunting trial of the priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of the young girl believed to be possessed. Inspired by true events, the film stars Laura Linney as the lawyer who takes on the task of defending the priest (Wiklinson) who performed the controversial exorcism. (Sony) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    80
    Some genuine shocks punctuate The Exorcism of Emily Rose, an unusually intelligent genre item that manages to mix full-bore horror with courtroom drama.
  2. Emily Rose is the thinking person's demon possession movie, which presents a chilling case history that's hard to explain away.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    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.
  4. Positively hops with jolts and frights but they're the cheap kind.
  5. 50
    Muddled tale of faith and reason.
  6. Simultaneously sober and silly horror picture.
  7. 25
    Oh, how good actors can trap themselves in drivel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 56
  2. Negative: 10 out of 56
  1. Jun 15, 2012
    10
    This is (for now) the only film about an exorcism that I found very disturbing and original after The Exorcist. Based on a true story the filmThis is (for now) the only film about an exorcism that I found very disturbing and original after The Exorcist. Based on a true story the film manages to keep tension in the spectator filled with moments of suspense, good actors and a very good director. To see. Expand
  2. CraigH.
    Sep 11, 2005
    10
    Excellent direction and acting all around. The must see movie of the year.
  3. stef
    Nov 29, 2005
    9
    1 amazing film its amazing the way they have based it on a true story its its great the amount of suspense on the film especially the music 1 amazing film its amazing the way they have based it on a true story its its great the amount of suspense on the film especially the music it did the film a great job. the music made the scary bits worse and it was that scary that every time scary music came on i hid my face. Expand
  4. Jilli
    Sep 13, 2005
    7
    I went to this movie expecting a horror movie with the jump-in-your-seat scares I both loved and loved to hate. Instead, I saw the Exorcist I went to this movie expecting a horror movie with the jump-in-your-seat scares I both loved and loved to hate. Instead, I saw the Exorcist gone Law and Order. Sound ridiculous? It does, but this movie pulls it off. Great acting, great directing, great almost everything. I know it sounds perfect, but it's not. The part with Emily's beaded pencil case wiggling made me laugh really hard...and some of the other "spooks" caused my friends and I to attract glares with our laughter. But the movie itself is good. Expand
  5. Nov 27, 2012
    7
    Before I saw this film. I know it's based on a true story. So I know these can not be any too dramatic scene in this film. And I believe myBefore I saw this film. I know it's based on a true story. So I know these can not be any too dramatic scene in this film. And I believe my guess is right. This film don't want to give a clear answer about the exist of God and Demon. The film just show the whole thing through the film and let US decide these issues. At the end of this film I believe the director hope that we all could have our beliefs back and love the whole world (not only religious stuff I think). Also the scary scene in this film can be ambiguous. You can not actually tell what happened the father and the actress is delusion or there is really ghost or demon in this world. After all, this is a great film. Expand
  6. MarcoM.
    Jan 1, 2006
    4
    Not what I was hoping for. The plot is very predictable and this "horror" was not scary for one second. The film lacks originality nothing Not what I was hoping for. The plot is very predictable and this "horror" was not scary for one second. The film lacks originality nothing new that hasnt been seen in other exorcism movies. I'm giving it a "4" because it isnt 100% bad it does have it's moments. Expand
  7. KM
    Dec 13, 2005
    0
    This movie stinks on just about every way shape and form. slow stupid full of nonsense. dont waste your time.

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