At a New Orleans halfway house for girls, Nell Sweetzer attempts to recover from the trauma of the first film, but the demon that possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
Film informationGenre: Horror, Thriller
- Variety - by Dennis Harvey
Never mind the inherent titular redundancy: The Last Exorcism Part II is a generally effective sequel to the 2010 sleeper that injected at least a little new life into the heavily taxed found-footage-horror subgenre. ...read more
- Los Angeles Times - by Mark Olsen
The Last Exorcism Part II is an effectively unnerving, slow-burn supernatural horror tale. The film is smartly different enough from the original to survive on its own, though it lacks some of the first film's sense of surprise. ...
- Boston Globe - by Ethan Gilsdorf
Once the “what is real, what is fantasy” questions are answered, and exorcism part deux commences, The Last Exorcism Part II abandons its half-intelligent, tender exploration of Nell’s vulnerability and desirability ...read more
- New York Magazine (Vulture) - by Bilge Ebiri
Somewhere inside The Last Exorcism Part II is a very good thriller — a genuinely unnerving movie about possession — struggling to get out. But then the sound drops out, the music shrieks, a figure jumps out, and we’re back to the same old, same old. ...read more
- Film.com - by William Goss
At the end of the day, it’s a sure-handed sequel, but not a terribly thrilling one. ...read more
- The Guardian - by Peter Bradshaw
It's competently made, but pointless. ...
- Empire - by James White
A stylistic departure from the shaky aesthetic of the first film. Sadly, most of its nervy shocks and creeping sense of unease go the same way. ...read more
- The Hollywood Reporter - by Frank Scheck
Unfortunately, while director/co-writer Ed Gass-Donnelly displays an admirable restraint in his general eschewing of gratuitous gore, quick editing and flashy visuals, the results have a generally soporific feel. ...read more
- Slant Magazine - by Rob Humanick
Scenes of solemn importance drag on to the point of self-parody in an attempt at establishing mood, while dialogue reeks of connect-the-dots spoonfeeding. ...read more
- Washington Post - by Sean O Connell
An ineffective excursion that maintains a few direct ties back to the original film but never moves the story forward. ...
- The Playlist - by Drew Taylor
It’s the kind of garbage that does a disservice to the fearless possibilities of the horror genre and its knack for sly social commentary. ...read more
- Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
Part II is every bit as cheap and far more generic, nothing more than a run of the mill ghost story masquerading as The Devil Made Her Do It. ...read more
- The Telegraph - by Tim Robey
The actual exorcism sequence, involving three well-meaning cult members and a chicken, is strangely uneventful – and if there’s one thing a movie exorcism should never, ever be, it’s that. ...read more
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