The Exorcist: Believer

111 mins
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David Gordon Green (2018's Halloween) directs this sequel to the 1973 film about a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by... More

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The Exorcist: Believer | Ratings & Reviews


The GuardianThe Guardian


Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Hellishly bad."


"The least interesting Exorcist film to date."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"Opens promisingly but ends in an unholy mess."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Unlike Green’s Halloween trilogy, which served up diminishing returns with each new installment, Believer condenses that downward trajectory into the first chapter."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Double the possession, half the fun."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"A chore."


"A serviceable horror movie on its own merits, but a disappointing revival for a cornerstone of horror cinema."


"Until someone is able to come up with a new way to depict possession or the battling of possession, this franchise is going nowhere."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"The devil may take many forms, but perhaps we can all agree that he should never be a rerun."


"Lacks conviction and scares."

Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting

"Rather muddy and surprisingly toothless."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"David Gordon Green seemingly assumed he could simply copy and paste his 2018 Halloween sequel onto a new horror franchise and achieve exactly the same results."


"A disjointed mess."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"After a promising start, the sixth film in a franchise that should’ve proudly called it quits 50 years ago becomes absolutely enraging."

New York PostNew York Post

"Descends to the depths of a cheesy, straight-to-streaming rip-off."


"Theologically muddled, narratively simplistic."

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle

"Too slick to be scary."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Believer will turn the most faithful horror fan into an atheist."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"A pretty good movie... stuffed with characters and not-quite-developed ideas."

"Slapping the name 'The Exorcist' on a screenplay that reads like a brainstorming session is just not enough."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"There was the potential for something much better."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"While it tries admirably, Believer is nowhere near as profoundly scary as William Friedkin’s genre-defining chiller."

USA TodayUSA Today

"A fitfully satisfying reboot."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Not every hit can be a home run, but Green still gets on base with Believer."


"A worthy addition to The Exorcist saga."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"Even Satan seems asleep on the job in this desperate sequel."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

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R16, Violence, horror & content that may disturb
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