Wilkinson and Linney's dynamic performances are the reason to see this melodramatic if typical exorcism piece, he as the anxious priest attempting to fit medieval beliefs into skeptical modern times and she as the atheist legal eagle he needs most to convince. Not boring.
In an extremely rare decision, the Catholic Church officially recognized the demonic possession of a 19-year-old college freshman. A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who pe... read more
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release Date: September 9, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2005
Stats: 18,606 reviews
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October 7, 2011
October 1, 2011
Starring Jennifer Carpenter as the title character, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE is 25% courtroom drama, 25% psychological horror, 25% supernatural mystery, and 25% rip-off of THE SIXTH SENSE.
It isn't the most original film, as it seems like an homage to previous demonic, exorcis...
September 26, 2011fb729949618
Don't really remember seeing this, that might say alot about the quality of the film. I do remember that the possessed scenes weren't that cheesy, so that's a positive at least.
July 8, 2011
Second best exorcism flick ever made! In the first place, of course, you'll find the 1973 cult phenomenon The Exorcist. What may be interesting to know though is that there's a true story behind this, that also became the inspiration for said classic. It is by many believe...
February 23, 2011
People keep comparing this movie to 'The Exorcist', and judge that this one aint spooky enough. But this is not meant to be a spooky horror flick, in fact it is more like Exorcist, the novel, in terms of giving alternate explanations- religious and scientific- for every thing hap...
January 29, 2011
It was a little better than I thought. It was nice that it was a court movie and a horror movie in one. A little different. Not just brainless horror. It's a horror movie that lets you use you'r brain. And for that...it gets a extra half star. Jennifer Carpenter does a pretty goo...
January 25, 2011
People are calling this a horror film. I disagree. There are horror elements to it but it dominantly a courtroom drama...and an excellent one at that. There are some remarkable performances in this and some great back and forth during the courtrooms scenes. I really dug this ...
December 27, 2010
part horror, part court room drama, and entirely excellent. this is easily one of the best horror films of its generation. excellent performances from linney, wilkinson, and scott, wonderful cinematography, and well crafted editing. the film creates an awareness of the battle ...
November 18, 2010
Much like the original exorcist in it's vivid representation of demonic possession, but taking on the modern view of religious fervor versus reality. Carpenter is excellent as always, and Wilkinson, though a good choice compared with Max von Sydow, makes a strange illusion in the...
October 31, 2010
THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE,has drama,horror and thrills and is really a courtroom drama at its core. It's a case of faith, and whether or not you believe in angels and demons, this film asks a lot of good questions: based on a true story,you have to ask yourself "what do you beli...
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