Exorcist II - The Heretic
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Exorcist II - The Heretic
Four years after her bout of demonic possession, Regan MacNeil seems at peace as she enjoys a privileged but lonely adolescence. Her actress mother, absent on-location, leaves her in the care of her childhood nanny, Sharon, who feels inextricably bound to her young charge despite the terror she endured during the girl's possession. Regan attends frequent counseling sessions with Dr. Gene Tuskin, an unorthodox psychologist who believes Regan remembers more of her ordeal than she admits. Meanwhile, Father Lamont, a protégé of the priest who died exorcising Regan, is called to investigate the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In a film that is by no means light on candidates for Worst Single Element, Richard Burton is pretty clearly the very bottom."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Director John Boorman accomplishes dazzling things with his eerie, reflective sets and powerhouse cast including Richard Burton and Louise Fletcher."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Not as bad as I was led to believe. Some interesting ideas about the aftermath. But alas, still not a compelling story."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Just plain silly but has a sort of bad movie charm."
‑ KJB, IGN Movies
"A glittering riposte to the original's earthbound viciousness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Very enjoyable in retrospect, and a big improvement on its source material."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"What a shameless, awlful follow-up to one of horror's greatest moments"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Possibly the worst film ever made and surely the worst sequel ever made."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"It may be that the best way to watch The Heretic is to shut off the soundtrack and play a CD of Goblin's Suspiria score as accompaniment."
‑ Brian Holcomb, Kinetofilm
"One fascinating disaster--an anti-Exorcist sequel from a filmmaker openly contemptuous of the original."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Compelling reasons for watching Exorcist II? Well, there's Richard Burton's voice. Then, there's...uh.... Oh, forget it. There are no reasons for watching this film."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"How could such a sure-thing sequel end up so absolutely atrocious? I've no idea."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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