Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 8 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ken McIntyre
    May 27, 2013
    60
    Ashley Bell’s nuanced performance and a surprisingly pyrotechnic finale liven up a gloomy sequel. Title’s still nonsense, mind.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Mar 2, 2013
    60
    Never mind the inherent titular redundancy: The Last Exorcism Part II is a generally effective sequel to the 2010 sleeper that injected at least a little new life into the heavily taxed found-footage-horror subgenre.
  3. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Mar 1, 2013
    60
    At least this movie, like its predecessor, has Ashley Bell as Nell. An actress who suggests religious piety, carnal fire and satanic aggression with equal dexterity, Ms. Bell provides a pulse an audience can connect with amid the standard-issue atmospheric accouterments.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Mar 1, 2013
    60
    The Last Exorcism Part II is an effectively unnerving, slow-burn supernatural horror tale. The film is smartly different enough from the original to survive on its own, though it lacks some of the first film's sense of surprise.
  5. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Mar 2, 2013
    58
    Unfortunately, no one involved seems to have bent over backwards to make the movie either original or even all that scary.
  6. Reviewed by: Ethan Gilsdorf
    Mar 7, 2013
    50
    Once the “what is real, what is fantasy” questions are answered, and exorcism part deux commences, The Last Exorcism Part II abandons its half-intelligent, tender exploration of Nell’s vulnerability and desirability
  7. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Mar 2, 2013
    50
    Somewhere inside The Last Exorcism Part II is a very good thriller — a genuinely unnerving movie about possession — struggling to get out. But then the sound drops out, the music shrieks, a figure jumps out, and we’re back to the same old, same old.
  8. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Mar 1, 2013
    50
    At the end of the day, it’s a sure-handed sequel, but not a terribly thrilling one.
  9. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Jun 7, 2013
    40
    It's competently made, but pointless.
  10. Reviewed by: James White
    Jun 3, 2013
    40
    A stylistic departure from the shaky aesthetic of the first film. Sadly, most of its nervy shocks and creeping sense of unease go the same way.
  11. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 2, 2013
    40
    Now Bell can break out of the genre. She's served her time.
  12. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 1, 2013
    40
    Unfortunately, while director/co-writer Ed Gass-Donnelly displays an admirable restraint in his general eschewing of gratuitous gore, quick editing and flashy visuals, the results have a generally soporific feel.
  13. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Mar 6, 2013
    30
    When the creators of The Last Exorcism Part II swapped pseudo-verité realism for psychological realism, they made it a lot harder to take their franchise seriously.
  14. Reviewed by: Rob Humanick
    Mar 1, 2013
    25
    Scenes of solemn importance drag on to the point of self-parody in an attempt at establishing mood, while dialogue reeks of connect-the-dots spoonfeeding.
  15. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 1, 2013
    25
    An abysmal sequel that abandons the found-footage concept, along with the pockets of wit and originality that made its predecessor salvageable.
  16. Reviewed by: Sean O Connell
    Mar 1, 2013
    25
    An ineffective excursion that maintains a few direct ties back to the original film but never moves the story forward.
  17. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Mar 1, 2013
    25
    It’s the kind of garbage that does a disservice to the fearless possibilities of the horror genre and its knack for sly social commentary.
  18. 25
    Part II is every bit as cheap and far more generic, nothing more than a run of the mill ghost story masquerading as The Devil Made Her Do It.
  19. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Jun 7, 2013
    20
    The actual exorcism sequence, involving three well-meaning cult members and a chicken, is strangely uneventful – and if there’s one thing a movie exorcism should never, ever be, it’s that.
  20. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Mar 6, 2013
    20
    The film, however, is short on genuine scares and ingenuity.
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. Apr 29, 2013
    1
    There is absolutely no reason to see this movie. It was clearly made just for money. Since the movie barely put any effort in entertaining the audience, I will barely put any effort into writing this review. Some say this movie should've gone straight to DVD. No. This movie should've gone straight up the directors ass so no one will ever be able to see this abomination. Full Review »
  2. Jul 25, 2013
    5
    The Last Exorcism Part II is short on blood and gore, high on cliched and outdated ideas of jump scares that actually work! Despite that this is not a necessary sequel, it is fun with atmospheric mood and cold temperature to it, which every horror movie (especially ghost movies) need. The Last Exorcism Part II is sometimes uneven and sometimes predictable, cliched but fun horror movie to watch. Full Review »
  3. Jun 1, 2013
    6
    Although it had no reason to be made, I enjoyed it more than the first one, but it doesn't mean it is better than the first, this one has some cliches, and a lot more jump scares than the first one, but the acting is very good and it is way more entertaining, I enjoyed it very much, it wasn't great, but good as a sequel that resolves nothing Full Review »