Twentieth Century Fox | Release Date: August 17, 1990 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 19 Critics
Positive:
7
Mixed:
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Negative:
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Orlando SentinelJoe Bob Briggs
This one's a thousand times better than the weenie Exorcist II: The Heretic they made in 1977. [28 Sep 1990, p.6]
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What's shocking about The Exorcist III is that it's a civilized albeit undemanding entertainment, more Hitchcock than Hellraiser. [20 Aug 1990]
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The Seattle TimesMichael Upchurch
It probably misses the point to complain that a movie about satanic possession gets a little ridiculous towards the end. But The Exorcist III is such a witty, chilling treat until its final sequences that the complaint stands. The problem may be that no explanation of the film's diabolical events can possibly be as convincing or scary as the events themselves. [20 Aug 1990, p.F10]
60
The Exorcist III doesn't completely work but offers much more than countless, less ambitious films. [20 Aug 1990, p.F6]
50
You strain to hear mumbled dialogue at times, and there's no sense trying to making sense of it -- but Exorcist III is not half-bad terrible psychological thriller junk entertainment. [18 Aug 1990, p.C3]
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St. Louis Post-DispatchJanis D. Froelich
Exorcist III asks for the dark recesses of your imagination. It's not an intense stomach-churner, but is more menacing to the mind of the beholder. [18 Aug 1990, p.1D]
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Miami HeraldJuan Carlos Coto
Exorcist III is as gory, convoluted -- and deafening -- as any Nightmare on Elm Street sequel. [21 Aug 1990, p.C4]
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The Exorcist III isn't crudely exploitative so much as it's just unendurably pretentious. [24 Aug 1990, p.4]
25
More moronic than demonic. [20 Aug 1990]