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78
The shock ending isn't all that shocking if you're a fan of genre films, but it's nonetheless effective despite the fact that it sidesteps several key questions. Never mind: It's hellishly fun.
75
For a while, The Last Exorcism shrewdly exploits our voyeurism, as it sustains the teasing question of whether there's actually anything supernatural going on. The payoff, however, isn't scary enough.
70
Variety
The Last Exorcism makes first-rate use of religious doubt and religious extremism to concoct a novel horror-thriller clever enough to seduce unbelievers while satisfying the bloodlust of its congregation/fanbase.
70
Village Voice
With a small, well-chosen cast, sly script, and slippery, ambivalent characters, The Last Exorcism gives a welcome titty-twist to the demonic-possession movie revival.
63
The Last Exorcism is one of those rare films where the marketing campaign is more interesting than the film it publicizes.
60
A smart horror film will fatten its pigs before the slaughter, and the mock doc The Last Exorcism feeds its prize hog nicely.
50
A backwoods psychological thriller delivered faux-documentary-style, with mixed results.
50
Orlando Sentinel
Its grisly violence and ridicule-religion tone make it sort of the anti-"Exorcism of Emily Rose."
50
Miami Herald
The more hellish the story gets, the sillier and less involving the movie becomes.
50
Patrick Fabian is charming as Marcus, and director Daniel Stamm delivers a series of surefooted scares as the staged possession turns real. But the movie is still unsatisfying; in its eagerness to deliver familiar genre pleasures, it somehow misplaces its soul.

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