The Last Exorcism Reviews
Posted 08.26.10 by reelz
The last good movie with "exorcism" or "exorcist" in the title came out in 1973. Does this twist on the genre break the losing streak?
"With a small, well-chosen cast, sly script, and slippery, ambivalent characters, The Last Exorcism gives a welcome titty-twist to the demonic-possession movie revival."
— Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"The Last Exorcism is a movie that operates by stringing us along, feeding off our anticipation. For a while, the movie shrewdly exploits our voyeurism, all built around the teasing question of whether there's actually anything supernatural going on. The payoff, however, simply isn't scary enough."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...a backwoods psychological thriller delivered faux-documentary-style, with mixed results."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...a flaccid scare-tease."
— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine