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It's not edge of your seat frightening. But it is a good solid movie. Well made. Worth a watch... 7.5/10
There is something about exorcism movies that always creeps me out...
This one will keep you on the edge of your seat. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!
good movie, im kinda scared now
Great movie this, the real girl called, Anneliese Michel, was said to have been possesed by 5 Demons, those 5 was, Judas Iscariot, Adolf Hitler, Nero, Cain, Fleischmann and Lucifer, plus others.
its fun to pretend demons are real. it is sorta sad that the real anneliese and the priests spent 8 months trying to drive out things that dont exist. the poor girl needed psychological help... not medieval witch doctors...
The Exorcism of Emily Rose: Wow! First off, I'd just like to say that I'm very surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie! I was expecting it to be ok.... but it was great! The movie is, genuinely, scary - which is a very hard thing for a film to do and still carry a PG-13 tag. Actually, scratch that, making a scary movie is a very hard thing to do. The great thing about this movie is that it doesn't really try to be scary at all. It doesn't try to force cheap thrills down your throat over and over, it really carries a sense of eeriness and suspense that is unlike any film I've seen in a while. Which brings me to my next point, this movie is unlike any other I've ever seen! It could be described as a courthouse/horror/thriller. I've never seen this combonation tried before, and it's quite cool that it all worked out. Now, don't get me wrong the continuity was great, the filmaker made the backstory of Emily Rose integate very well with the courtroom and the film as a whole.... *but* I have to admit that I felt a little letdown at some points when I was really scared and tense on one scene then it switched back to the courtroom. Trust me, that's not a huge deal at all, because the courtroom was also pretty tense, but I thought I'd just say. Really though, I'm looking forward to the release of this film to the general public so I can see it again! I really liked it a lot. That's why I'm giving it an astounding 90/100! Yeah! It got bonus points because I got scared in two different scenes! That's unheard of! Good day.

90/100
Was dragged kicking and screaming to see The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Neither liked nor disliked the movie. Didn't freak me out, either. Sorry. Don't have anything to say.


This one was just... not there. It came close to hitting that elusive home run a few times and appeared to have all of the appropriate elements, but just failed to hit its mark.

Laura Linney was fabulous. She's such a beautiful, talented, under-utilized actress. She was great. Tom Wilkinson was stellar in his role. Jennifer Carpenter absolutely stole the show in her performance as Emily Rose. This movie has the scare-factor of it being based on something real going for it.

Yet somehow, this movie just misses. I can't describe it any better than it just missing it's mark. I understand the necessity to treat the subject matter delicately because of its balance between religion and science, but the script ultimately fails.

The scares are good, but don't seem to quite live up to their buildups and are far and few between. At times, the movie felt like a court room drama, or more similar to an extended episode of The Practice than a feature film.

I noticed the marketing department has already switched gears and stopped billing this as a "horror" but rather a "thriller". A subtle difference, that MAKES a difference. While the movie isn't horrible, it doesn't do the performances within any justice.
A shocking thing happened after viewing this horror/drama masterpiece...I was actually thinking it was the best movie of the year. That would mean...it's better than "SinCity"...but the weirdest thing is- I'm still thinking about it. "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" is a nearly perfect film- a film that I will remember for a very long time. It is a harrowing, shocking, terrifying, a terribly sad motion picture event that will make you question your own faith- and will definitely ask you to ask yourself some hard questions.

The story follows the events after the death of Emily Rose, taking place during the trial with flashbacks of Emily during her stages of possible possession...I say possible because the film presents the story in two views at the same time. You can see everything from the faith point of view- or the science point of view. And you walk out of the film and you still don't know which side to take...or you will. And that's how you may be totally freaked out by this film, or if you're not scared to death, then you'll be enthralled by the exciting courtroom drama that makes up most of the film.

Jennifer Carpenter stars as Emily Rose, and if this wasn't a horror film then she'd be nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar next February. Too bad she'll be overlooked (hope I'm wrong), but Laura Linney is the star of the show- and her performance is so good, it too may be overlooked by the Academy, but it will leave an impression in audience' minds. Carpenter is absolutely effective here, being sweet and innocent when needed, and absolutely horrified the rest of the time- it's a harrowing, terrific performance. Linney too, is absolutely believable and effective here in one of her best performances to date. Tom Wilkinson plays Father Moore very effectively too, although he SLIGHTLY gets overshadowed by the other two.

The film is incredibly scary and sad at the same time. Emily's possession begins one night alone in her dorm room, and it is one of the scariest, most nerve-racking sequences I've ever seen. After that, there are more than several scenes (set in a hospital room, another dorm room sequence, a church, a classroom (brrrrr.....) and a barn) that are absolutely horrifying- pushing the lines of that PG-13 rating this film amazingly received. But amidst that, the courtroom drama is tense and sad, and you never know what the result will be. This is a film that defies conventions...a truly original work of solid filmmaking.

This is one of the best and most original films of the year- filled with gut-wrenching heart and terrifying horrors, it is probably the first must-see film since "Batman Begins" back in June...so see this brilliant film, and make sure you're in bed by 3 a.m. (****)
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