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  • Summary: When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy. (Lionsgate) Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. It's scary fun and packed with comic bits that skate between sad and absurd like the best of reality TV.
  2. Reviewed by: Sean O\\\\\\\'Connell
    75
    Stamm creates an anxious psychological horror that's vaguely familiar yet refreshingly original.
  3. 75
    For a movie made from spare parts - take "The Exorcist" and attach to "The Blair Witch Project" and "Paranormal Activity" - The Last Exorcism delivers the heebie-jeebie goods.
  4. An unusually restrained and genuinely eerie little movie perched at the intersection of faith, folklore and female puberty.
  5. The rural atmosphere is well wrought and so is the depiction of phony evangelism – but it all devolves into the usual heebie-jeebies by the end.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    This supernatural yarn is thoroughly engrossing until it loses its way about three-quarters in. It's as if the filmmakers didn't know how to resolve the mayhem, opting for silly over diabolical.
  7. The Last Exorcism trods on previously stomped ground and has almost no good jump-outta-your-seat moments.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 54
  2. Negative: 15 out of 54
  1. Sep 16, 2010
    10
    Very very smart and original. And fun. And creepy. The first horror movie I've ever seen where I actually believed the main characters' behavior. And when we thought about it later, more and more pieces fit together. We loved it. Collapse
  2. Aug 28, 2010
    8
    Better than I thought it would be. Better than most modern PG-13 horror wanna-bes. Maybe it's not the next "Exorcist", But it's without a doubt up there with the Cloverfields of the world. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2011
    7
    I didn't have much high expectations for the film, maybe expecting a "Paranormal Activity"+devil spoof. After a realistically shocking 87 minutes, I knew from the bottom of the heart that I was wrong. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    6
    The first hour of THE LAST EXORCISM was pretty good, it had it's creepy moments, but the end just ruined it. The ending could have been as good as the first hour of the film. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2010
    5
    The film fed on the idea that the mind and people around a subject can cause the belief that one is possessed. It also leaves you wondering whether the victim in this case is one of these cases or an actual case of possession. It walks a fine line of religious doubt that is both engaging and suspenseful. Unfortunately, it takes its excellent premise and decides to destroy it in the last ten minutes of the movie. Extremely disappointing ending to an otherwise engaging film. I don't recall the last time a movie so destroyed itself in so little time as this one. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2012
    3
    Why is it that every movie trying to be a mockumentary thinks editing between 2 or 3 shots is possible with just one camera? Not to mention that the person filming feels compelled to stay focused on the scene regardless of their own safety. Pretty silly stuff and takes me right out of the action. Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2010
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Watching this movie was a waste of my freaking time, I sit there, at the premiere right in phoenix, waiting to shat myself anytime during the movie, and what do I get, I expect a real dude who does exorcism in the movie, to actually be a exorcist, and not even 15 mins does he say that he doesn't even believe that it exist, that its all in your mind? What the hell? All it is is dry humor that I rather go watch the dreaded Lottery Ticket instead, at least it have some humor that wasn't as unhumored as this was, and after an hour into the movie, they already show you all the scary parts in the previews, seeming it to be good at all, this movie is a utter joke, nobody should ever see this. And on a extra note, what is up with the entirely disappointing ending? They even show the ending on the preview, and all the man does is walk up to the fire and the stupid chick dies, and then you see the chicks brother kill him? What a waste of time, please if you wan't to at least see something decent, go see Jennifer Anistons new movie, at least the ending won't be as bad. Expand

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