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  • Summary: In this re-release of the horror classic, a 12 year old girl (Blair) becomes possessed by a malevolent spirit, and her only hope is an exorcism. Two priests are summoned to exorcise the demon.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Re-released now in a digitally enhanced, sonically improved and slightly longer version, the movie is even better than it was in 1973.
  2. 100
    Isn't just a horror film, but an American classic. Watch again and reflect for days after -- at your own risk.
  3. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    90
    The best thing about the new Exorcist is the spiffed-up soundtrack.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    88
    An upsetting landmark. Don't take the children.
  5. Suffice it to say I prefer the original conclusion, and I think most Exorcist fans will agree
  6. Reviewed by: Don Druker
    80
    You're scared witless much of the time, even if you conclude afterward that this 1973 movie was really pretty amateurish and simpleminded.
  7. 11 minutes longer than the original, and 11 minutes worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55
  1. Sep 19, 2013
    10
    A horror film known to shock people so much that they vomited in the aisle of the theater and/or fainted. Only a movie with shock value and horror moviemaking genius can do that. Even for 1973, this movie is scary as hell! Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    The Exorcist es una delirante y emocionante película de terror que no solo es una obra maestra, si no que también tiene bien merecido el título de la "Mejor Película de Terror de todos los Tiempos".

    La película en sí, no se enfoca en un terror de hacerte saltar del asiento o algo por el estilo, pero si se enfoca en un terror que el director lo hizo de una forma inteligente e interesante, que te puede hacer sentir sensaciones de angustia y sensaciones sorpresivas, además de algunas sensaciones crudas o impactantes, de tal forma, que te dejan con un impacto fuerte.

    Sin dudas, The Exorcist es un gran clásico del cine de terror.
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  3. Oct 31, 2010
    10
    This movie is the scariest of all time! Gave me nightmares as a kid and the Blu Ray 2 disc set doesn't disappoint... The documentary and making of additions are A+. Expand
  4. May 2, 2011
    9
    One of the most disturbing films I have seen so far in my movie-watching hobbies, Some scenes are incomprehensible if you haven't read the book, but apart from that a classic for its time. Expand
  5. Aug 4, 2014
    8
    this movie is scary, but a little dated. It's not the scariest movie ever, but is has a nice plot and great acting by Ellen Burnstyn (Oscar nominee for this) (may be misspelled, sorry), Linda Blair (Oscar nominee) and Jason Miller (also Oscar nominated). Expand
  6. Feb 9, 2013
    8
    Despite all the eagerness of the film, and the lack of sensitivity, The Exorcist is unsettling and gruesome. You won't believe your eyes when you watch a little kid creep the living hell out of you. It might just be the most haunting movie of all time. Expand
  7. 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... Expand

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