The Devil Inside Reviews

  • The Devil Inside's biggest shock arrives when it abruptly ends - just as it hits its stride.

    Clark Collis — Entertainment Weekly

  • Clearly, when a cheapie pickup like "Paranormal Activity," which Paramount released a few years ago, turns into franchise gold, there's just no stopping the banality.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • You can see where this is going, and the filmmakers can see that you can see. So they rush to the hideous yet hilarious climax in little more than an hour and then pad the running time with the slowest-moving credits ever.

    Mark Jenkins — Washington Post

  • "The Devil Inside'' usefully reminds us how little it takes to make some people scream in a crowded movie theater.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • It stumbles along to what may arguably be the most abrupt, nonsensical ending since Luis Bunuel stopped slicing cows' eyes for the sake of surrealism.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • The Devil Inside joins a long, woozy-camera parade of found-footage scare pictures, among them The Blair Witch Project, the Paranormal Activity films and certain wedding videos that won't go away.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

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    Alissa Simon — Variety

  • Despite the palpable air of deja vu that hangs over it like a light fog, The Devil Inside generates a fair amount of suspense during sizable swaths of its familiar but serviceable exorcism-centric scenario.

    Joe Leydon — Variety

  • Here it is just the first week of January, and already we have a strong candidate for the worst movie of 2012.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Bell directs with all the enthusiasm of a guy who was called into work on his day off.

    Eric D. Snider — Film.com

  • While it doesn't exactly reinvent the inverted cross, The Devil Inside definitely puts a nifty indie spin on the demonic possession genre.

    Jennie Punter — Globe and Mail

  • Proves as scary and unsettling as a slab of devil's food cake - only considerably less satisfying.

    Michael Rechtshaffen — Hollywood Reporter

  • From the amateur acting, writing and directing to an ending that is shocking only in its stupidity, The Devil Inside will make you puke for all the wrong reasons.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

  • People of the world: If you find some footage, leave it be. You will likely be doing the rest of us a huge favor.

    Mark Olsen — Los Angeles Times

  • One shudders to think of how many worthwhile horror films Paramount passed up to acquire this terribly drab junkpile.

    Scott Weinberg

  • A stupid, boring, and inane exorcise in bargain basement horror...

    Felix Vasquez Jr. — Cinema Crazed

  • The Devil Inside is a con job; a fraud of a movie that leads audiences to the singularly most unsatisfying ending to a movie I've seen in my 13 years as a movie critic.

    Sean Kernan — We Got This Covered

  • An exposition-heavy opening act and an abrupt lack of closure may leave moviegoers feeling underserved by The Devil Inside's few genuinely scary moments.

    Ben Kendrick — ScreenRant

  • horror that tries to shock you as many times as possible, rather than tell you a story.

    James Luxford — The National

  • Nothing more than a tired, familiar and characterless genre installment with only the impressive contortions of Bonnie Morgan to recommend it.

    William Bibbiani — CraveOnline

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