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: 37 out of 55
  2. Negative: 10 out of 55
  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. Max
    Sep 16, 2005
    10
    I think that this movie was amazoing. It had court room drama and horror/ my friend john said it was going to be bad but i guess u have to be I think that this movie was amazoing. It had court room drama and horror/ my friend john said it was going to be bad but i guess u have to be there to see it to judge it. Expand
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    9
    so many horror films are the usaul formula . some whacko with some form of wepon goes on a rampage killing abunch of people with there beingso many horror films are the usaul formula . some whacko with some form of wepon goes on a rampage killing abunch of people with there being no focus but on blood and guts and all the scares seen coming a mile away. this movie is differnt . its a well told story with great acting and kept me on the edge of my seat on what was gona happen next. the scares dont come at you every second . instead its more of a pace that builds up slow and picks up then stops for awhile then picks back up again . its more of a drama horror film which is welcome to me. if you wana see a bunch of blood and guts and teens girls running around with there tops off .. see some thing els . if you wana see more of a intellegent horror film see this. Expand
  4. EricY.
    Sep 26, 2005
    7
    The film was done in an interresting way. Rather than going through scenes chronologically, flashes of what happened to Emily Rose were The film was done in an interresting way. Rather than going through scenes chronologically, flashes of what happened to Emily Rose were sprinkled throughout the court trial. I enjoyed it very much, since I knew going in that it was basically a court movie w/ horror sprinkled in along the way. I was not disappointed. Great acting and a great story. 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. Sep 2, 2014
    5
    Nearly every film surrounding an exorcism takes huge influences from 1974's The Exorcist. Of all of these films, this might be the bestNearly every film surrounding an exorcism takes huge influences from 1974's The Exorcist. Of all of these films, this might be the best attempt to be refreshing. 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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