An innocent girl is evilly possessed -- and a doubting priest becomes her last hope. Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn in the two-time Academy Award(R) winner that shocked the world.
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Fresh: It's good stuff but, basically, The Exorcist is a museum piece, something to be enjoyed for its historical value, its datedness and its almost quaint shock value.
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Monday, October 8, 2012
Fresh: There is nothing dated about The Exorcist, which remains an effective excursion into demonic possession more than a quarter of a century after it was first unveiled to the public.
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Friday, September 21, 2007
"The Exorcist" is a true American horror classic. One of, if not, the best example of the horror genre in American, nothing released since has really come close to topping it. Restrained, true, acting; disturbing visuals, an unsettling atmosphere and a story that is both truly scary and emotionally compelling and resonant; "The Exorcist" seems as modern now as it did when it was released in 1973.
- stevenecarrier, Friday, October 8, 2010
Is it just me or is the Exorcist not as scary as its made out to be? Yes it is a great movie, it has it's horrifying moments i.e. the descending the staircase, but at times it teters close to the edge of the ridiculous. Great horror film yes, one of the scariest films of all time, not really. One critic aptly described the Exorcist as Religious pornography and I agree, as great as it is. Realistic psychological thrillers are always more scary than the supernatural ghosts and demons. I guess it call comes down to what you believe.
- smith44, Thursday, August 5, 2010