Reviews for The Devil Inside
The Devil Inside is presented as assembled found footage that follows twenty-something Isabella Rossi (Fernanda Andrade) as she reunites with her mother, Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley), and searches for an exorcist that can free Maria of a long-running...
Big Picture Big Sound
"The Devil Inside" is a tired exorcism yarn that exploits the increasingly shopworn faux documentary horror trope. While a spare, low-budget filmmaking approach can render genuine chills, in this case the product is underwritten, poorly acted...
The Critical Critics
Alas, it’s 2012 and we’ve only 11 months before utter chaos, so I’m savoring the opportunity to rip apart William Brent Bell’s The Devil Inside. A faux-documentary, it examines the treacherous world of unauthorized exorcisms, religious conspiracies...
The goose-pimply thriller, The Devil Inside, is a devilishly disturbing dose of demonic-possession dread.
“The Devil Inside” simply lifts the “Paranormal” found footage conceit and repackages it with hoary exorcism clichés. The result is the opposite of terrifying. Shrieking obscenities, contorting body parts, lunging at the camera…
Eric D. Snider
The shocking twists in "The Devil Inside" begin immediately. Even before the first scene there's a title card informing us that "the Vatican did not endorse this film nor aid in its completion." That's huge! Normally the Roman Catholic church...
The Devil Inside starts off slow, plays well in the middle and ends with a groan. Coming in at 87 minutes, the first hour or so serves as your standard set-up with a couple of solid scares. Unfortunately this leaves only something like 20 minutes...
"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.
I mean, really. Really? The venerable institution that signed off on the Crusades, the Inquisition and those Mrs. Paul's fishsticks I had to eat on Fridays wouldn't give "The Devil Inside" a pass?
Mark Reviews Movies
The Devil Inside is a clumsily assembled, cheaply produced "found-footage" movie that copies and pastes the most basic concepts of dramatic tellings of demonic possession for an indeterminable goal.
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Ripping cues from the many exorcism-based horror flicks produced since that mother of exorcism movies, The Exorcist, debuted in 1973, The Devil Inside blends standard exorcism movie scenarios with phony “found film” footage of the kind seen in the...
The Devil Inside treats its audience with the kind of contempt reserved for mass murderers, a brazen affront to any expectations we might have for our hard-earned entertainment buck. I felt it most keenly during the ending – a metaphorical middle...
One Guy's Opinion
If next year people try to determine the worst ending of any picture in the last twelve months, “The Devil Inside” will probably cop the prize easily. Like “Seven Days in Utopia,” it turns the movie into a virtual advertisement for a website—except...
Yet another horror film in the mock-documentary style, The Devil Inside applies the format to the exorcism sub-genre. In 1989 Maria Rossi was arrested for committing a triple murder in the US. In 2009 her daughter Isabella agrees to take part in the...
The Devil Inside isn’t THAT bad. The dialogue isn't that bad. The acting isn't that bad. Some of the scares are actually pretty effective in a stuff-suddenly-rushing-at-the-screen or banging loudly sort of a way. It certainly doesn't deserve the 0 star...
Contrary to what you might hope, "The Devil Inside" is not a biopic about INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997 under circumstances we shall not discuss. That would’ve been a more interesting movie, and possibly even a scarier one...
The opening credits of the found-footage excretion The Devil Inside include a helpful disclaimer advising us that the Vatican “did not endorse this film, nor aid in its completion,” just in case we might be inclined to believe the Holy See were in the...
Comprehensively derivative, The Devil Inside fills the Annual Exorcism Movie slot, attempts to serve found-footage realness, goes to elaborately futile lengths to support its subject's "authenticity," and presumptuously designs itself for a viewership...
The Devil Inside is barely a movie -- it certainly isn’t good enough to be released into theaters. Apparently the boom of found-footage films means that junk like this can squeeze itself into release schedules without anyone noticing.
The Devil Inside is not up to this challenge, relying instead on clichés and cheap camera tricks to compensate for a lazy screenplay with disappointingly few thrills and no clear resolution.
The A.V. Club
Buried somewhere within the abysmal new faux-documentary The Devil Inside lies a zany ’80s-style lowbrow comedy about competition between renegade exorcist slobs and hoity-toity rule-following exorcist snobs at the Vatican Exorcism School.
The Devil Inside is a strange movie that meanders more than follows a directional story arc, which isn’t a huge surprise given that it’s the latest in a long series of found footage pseudo-documentaries.
The Devil Inside is so chock full of paranormal potential that when it goes pear-shaped (and it does early, often, and for the vast majority of the thankfully short running time), you actually want to cry.
The Devil Inside's biggest shock arrives when it abruptly ends — just as it hits its stride. The result is a found-footage movie whose third act remains missing.
Over the last three years, multiplexes have welcomed the release of two moderately successful exorcism pictures (“The Rite” and “The Last Exorcism”) and three blockbuster “Paranormal Activity” movies. “The Devil Inside” is a no-budget effo
The Devil Inside tries its best to be something that is inexorably doomed to fail. The film desperately wants to have that same creepiness and poignancy that makes some of its predecessors so great. Unfortunately for director William Brent Bell...
Which is why Paramount / Insurge brings us The Devil Inside, directed by William Brent Bell, the latest film that tries to scare us with all the old creepy trimmings.
The Devil Inside is presented as a rogue documentary of a real exorcism, beginning with a disclaimer that the Vatican had nothing to do with it.
Prototype and Viacom Motion Pictures’ The Devil Inside is about a young woman who tries to treat her mother who is in a mental asylum.
The Globe And Mail
Which brings us to The Devil Inside, the low-budget exorcism movie in question (and, in case you were wondering, not a screen version of the well known INXS single).
Hudak on Hollywood
If you want some decent scares and a fairly believable study in exorcism and demonic possession, then this flick is for you. If you are tired of the “reality” horror craze, and not into an intense, yet unsatisfying ending…
The devil is back for the umpteenth time to wreak havoc on shaky cams everywhere...It must be January at the multiplex. Aren't we tired of all these demon possession flicks yet? Well, sure and truthfully, most of it is tired, but this found footage...
Sacramento News & Review
A young woman (Fernanda Andrade) travels to Italy where her mother is in an asylum for the criminally insane, seeking to learn the truth about what happened back in 1989, when Mom (Suzan Crowley) slaughtered two priests and a nun who were trying...
This film contains follows the same path as the other films but delivers some scares and some great “oh shit” moments. If you can get over the shaky camera, I would recommend this.
The first week of January is a strange time for me. On one hand, January is a notorious dumping ground for some of the worst films from the studios. On the other hand, it’s kind of refreshing to see a movie in the midst of award season that has no...
So if a girl is afraid she may be possessed one day like her mother, why on Earth do you bring her along on a dangerous possession ritual that may take the lives of all involved? What does that even prove? "But Felix, we wouldn't have a movie if...
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
This derivative, micro-budget exorcism tale is just the latest in the “found footage” sub-genre of fake documentaries, allegedly “inspired by true events,” that was launched so successfully by “The Blair Witch Project.”
Time Out New York
Found-footage interviews and fake archival clips establish a macabre atmosphere around this get-behind-thee-Satan story of a young American woman (Andrade) and her efforts to uncover the truth behind her mother’s deportation to Italy.
If I were the actual Satan I wouldn't love a film like The Exorcist. Seen that one lately? It holds up. Still unnerving, still frightening. I also wouldn't love that 1980s Mickey Rourke movie Angel Heart. In that film Satan is creepy and gross.
The priests in Devil Inside talk at the pace of third grade textbooks: "This could be a multiple demonic possession...maybe you remember that from the class you took." (When a movie is 87 minutes long, believe me, we all remember your limply explicit...
Devil Inside’s major selling point, it turns out, is its ending. Brutally abrupt, hilariously unsatisfying, and as nihilistic as any ’70s downer-flick, it’s calculated to either elate or enrage. Odds are, it will probably do both.
William Brent Bell tries his best to stay within the limitations of the you-are-there camerawork, but things get a little too unbelievable at times. Though the leads gamely play along with the idea, they descend into panto when the real horror kicks in.
Time Out London
‘This is the film the Vatican doesn't want you to see,’ declares the poster quote for this stunningly inept ‘found footage’ exorcism movie. Much as it will pain devoted atheists – the Pope has a point. Stupid, appallingly acted and insulting, the real...
Eye for Film
You kind of have to feel sorry for exorcism flicks: they have awfully big boots to fill, even 40 years on from William Friedkin's indisputable daddy of the genre. Despite their recent proliferation (and apart from a few notable exceptions such as the...
That tells you all you need to know about the public’s thirst to see another movie about exorcisms.
Considering the phenomenal success of the ‘Paranormal Activity’ franchise, it should come as no surprise that similar found-footage scare pictures should surface like the plague in recent years- and this made-on-the-cheap (i.e. the movie costs less than a
Sky Movies HD
From Blair Witch to Paranormal Activity, the 'found-footage" device has proved a surefire winner within the horror genre, generating genuine frights and engagingly realistic drama.
The Devil Inside ถือว่าเป็นหนังสยองขวัญ ที่ถือว่าทำออกมาได้ค่อนข้างโอเคในด้านฉากกดดัน และ มีประเด็นที่น่าสนใจในด้านของเรื่องราวความเชื่อ แต่นอกเหนือจากนั้นหนังสอบตกหมดไม่ว่าจะเป็นวิธีการเล่าเรื่อง และการที่หนังใช้ทรัพยากรทั้งหลายได้ไม่สุดนัก...
หนัง The Devil Inside ในครั้งนี้ ขอบอกเพียงสั้นๆว่า หนังเรื่องนี้อาจจะไม่ได้มีประเด็นโดดเด่นอะไรมากมายนัก แต่ก็สร้างความหลอนให้เกิดขึ้นได้เล็กๆ และอยากติดตามเรื่องราวที่จะเกิดขึ้นต่อไป ความน่ากลัวที่หนังนำเสนอก็มีเพียงเล็กน้อย เป็นความน่ากลัวของเนื้อหา...