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The Last Exorcism (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  27 August 2010 (USA)
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A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

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In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the evangelical Reverend Cotton Marcus was raised by his father to be a preacher. He agrees that the filmmaker Iris Reisen and the cameraman Daniel Moskowitz make a documentary about his life. Cotton tells that when his wife Shanna Marcus had troubles in the delivery of their son Justin, he prioritized the doctor help to God and since then he questions his faith. Further, he tells that exorcisms are frauds but the results are good for the believers because they believe it is true. When Cotton is summoned by the farmer Louis Sweetzer to perform an exorcism in his daughter Nell, Cotton sees the chance to prove to the documentary crew what he has just told. They head to Ivanwood and they have a hostile reception from Louis's son Caleb. Cotton performs the exorcism in Nell, exposing his tricks to the camera, but sooner they learn that the dysfunctional Sweetzer family has serious problems. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Believe In Him.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent content and terror, some sexual references and thematic material | See all certifications »

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27 August 2010 (USA)  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,366,613 (USA) (27 August 2010)

Gross:

$40,990,055 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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The film's poster was banned in the UK after receiving complaints deeming the image offensive. See more »

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Upon entering the barn for the second Exorcism scene Nell is seen to be wearing a pair of Dr Marten boots, the amount of mud on the boots varies throughout the scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Shanna Marcus: Cotton!
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Written and Performed by Caleb Landry Jones (as Caleb Jones)
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pretty good
31 May 2013 | by (New haven, ct, usa) – See all my reviews

as part of my catch up on free on demand horror movies before they expire week, i got to this one, and it was so much better than the rest of that bunch; better than most of what passes as major studio output horror movies these days, too. i found the plot surprises at least somewhat surprising, although looking back there wasn't anything new added to the total set of horror plot twists, but all together made a good package. Acting was good, directing good, writing was good; recommended for adults and "intelligent" suspense-horror aficionados, rather than the adolescents who just want to see gore and don't like any sort of plot or serious mood.


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