Exorcist: The BeginningThe movie follows a young Father Merrin facing true evil for the first time in Africa in the wake of World War II. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.Keywords:
Actors of "Exorcist: The Beginning"
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Directors of "Exorcist: The Beginning"Renny HarlinBirthdate: 15 March 1959, Riihimäki, Finland
Creators of "Exorcist: The Beginning"William Peter BlattyBirthdate: 7 January 1928, New York City, New York, USAWilliam Wisher Jr.
Critic Reviews of "Exorcist: The Beginning"Chicago ReaderFebruary 27, 2007
The serious Catholic themes that made the original film genuinely disturbing have been flattened out into a cartoonish backstory pitting Merrin against Nazi storm troopers.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Reams of tedious exposition finally give way to a random jumble of horror movie clichés, rising to a shrill pitch of hysteria that is never remotely frightening.L.A. WeeklyAugust 26, 2004
Blood, flies, maggots, ravenous hyenas, power failures, grave-digging and much ineffectual voodoo ensue.Village VoiceAugust 24, 2004
As shocking as an Dokken album cover and, finally, as pious as The Passion of the Christ.Toronto StarAugust 23, 2004
Never feels like anything other than generic, brain-dead, Dolby-jolt, multiplex hackwork -- I kept expecting Skarsgard's habitually catacomb-prowling Merrin to bump flashlights with Lara Croft.San Jose Mercury NewsAugust 23, 2004
It rates fairly high on both the Scare-O-Meter and Gross-Out Scale, with an early hyena attack guaranteed to have you flinching in terror.Common Sense MediaJanuary 01, 2011
Brutal. Not for kids.Cinema CrazedApril 29, 2009
Contrived, cliché, murky, muddled, and an utterly gory mess...ESplatterJune 19, 2008
More than 30 years after the original hit screens, along comes the very best of the sequels.eFilmCritic.comJuly 30, 2007
Most of the movie feels nothing like an Exorcist film.Seattle Post-IntelligencerFebruary 27, 2007
This is not horror. It's sadism.
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