BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Deliver Us from Evil Reviews

By Dr. Know on July 2nd, 2014

Critic Reviews for Deliver Us From Evil

via Rotten Tomatoes

If this movie doesn’t leave you howling at the very idea of demonic possession, you’re in dire need of an exorcist.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
 

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Just another dumb riff on The Exorcist …

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: Toronto Star
 

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“Deliver Us From Evil” expertly serves shivers, buckets of gore – and pretty much every cliché of the genre.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: New York Post
 

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While the supernatural side of the film suffers a flaw or two … its central conflict works.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
 

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Too silly to be scary, and a bit too dull to be a midnight-movie guilty pleasure.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: Variety
 

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It’s not the possession but the predictability that’ll make your head spin.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: New York Daily News
 

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Sinister director Scott Derrickson’s “based on a true story” Deliver Us From Evil would’ve been better had it exorcized the cop movie cliches.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: IGN Movies
 

IGN Movies

A genuinely creepy thriller that relies on its story rather than scary music to build suspense.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: John Hanlon Reviews
 

John Hanlon Reviews

Elevated by strong production values and an excellent cast.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
 

JoBlo’s Movie Emporium

There are some pleasures to be had from immersing in the film’s slithering anxiety. But the story never scares up much originality.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: The Verge
 

The Verge

It’s not [Joel McHale’s] fault he looks like he’s in an extended ‘Community’ parody, but he does.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: Metro
 

Metro

Courtroom dramas and police procedurals are not normal settings for demons or exorcists, but Derrickson’s intriguing premise is that demons cannot be confined to where we expect to find them.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: National Catholic Register
 

National Catholic Register

If this film documents startling events exactly as they happened, the “startling” part has been left out.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: RedEye
 

RedEye

For those who like their supernaturally tinged movies to get under their skin and burrow into their psyche, this overwrought drama will feel far too derivative of similar past works. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: Screen It!
 

Screen It!

[W]hen a movie comes out riding the lift of “based on a true story” branding, yes, it matters.

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: Guardian
 

Guardian

Little more than an ugly collection of tropes stolen from “The Exorcist” and “Seven.”

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
 

RogerEbert.com

[A] serviceably scary horror outing …

July 2, 2014Full Review Source: Screen International
 

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