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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 163 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 10 out of 163

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  1. Nov 30, 2011
    0
    this is the worst movie i watch.i understand and appreciate this origin and being ahead of ot's time but this lack character development,background,and lame scary scene.bad introduction for modern audience.its more of a comedy...
  2. Oct 26, 2013
    1
    Considered one of the scariest movies of all time left me laughing at how corny and stupid the film was. Combine that with a first hour that is more boring than watching a black screen, The Exorcist is not only a bad horror film but a terrible film altogether.
  3. Nov 30, 2013
    1
    If this is considered a landmark film, then there is a problem here. The movie is utterly worthless and excruciating to sit trough. Endless dialogue about nothing, and scenes that go on and on and on for no apparent reason. Was there even an editor for this movie?!
  4. Nov 10, 2012
    4
    Film culto degli anni 70, stupì per gli effetti speciali fin troppo spinti per quell'epoca e per la storia tragica e terrificante. Riproposto negli anni 2000 con l'aggiunta di nuove scene, è un film mediocre, generalmente di stupidità, ma divenuto famoso per il fatto che a quel tempo era una sfida vedere l'intero film. Adesso rimane un film di culto certamente, ma sopratutto di spavento, perché fa molta paura, ma scontata: se c'era un modo per concentrare tutti i più orribili fatti che potessero accadere in un film, Fredkin ce la fatta, ma prolunga troppo la storia con sequenza terrificanti, innovative ma stupide. Un film sopravvalutato... Expand
  5. Aug 4, 2013
    4
    I want to see a remake of this movie just so people will stop rating it so highly. The only part of the movie I like was where the girl received a CT scan. It was intellectually stimulating. I saw the movie the first time when I was 4. I thought it was scary, but I didn't run to mommy and daddy when it was time to sleep. I managed to rewatch it. It was mostly dull or disapprovingly discusting (cross-raping of a child). I would rather a movie that plays on well-known phobias within a God vs. Satan plot... and has better makeup work to boot. coughTheConjuringcough. Expand
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    90
    This edition of the seminal example of genre sensationalism refined by the cream of Hollywood craftsmanship is more complicated than a standard director's cut.
  2. A museum piece, something to be enjoyed for its historical value.
  3. The amazing thing about the film, for anyone who hasn't had an intentional Hollywood scare lately, is that it still delivers on the most visceral level