The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

critic Reviews

, 56% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Devil Made Me Do It represents a comedown for the core Conjuring films, although Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson keep the audience invested.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    I watched this with my 16-year-old son and we liked it, peeking through our fingers and laughing in equal measure.
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    Kimber MyersCrooked Marquee
    With its third-act stumbles, it never quite catches either The Conjuring or The Conjuring 2, but it proves there is still spirit left in this franchise.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    The biographical nuts and bolts are intriguing and, as ever, the jump scares and murk are professionally timed and delivered.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    It's disappointing to stop rooting for a blockbuster behemoth horror series, but The Conjuring movies' quality and talon-tight hold has rapidly deflated over time.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I don't find these films frightening, but the Warrens as a couple -- with their daffy, retro updos that look quasi-Victorian and Brady Bunch -- have grown on me by this point. They're just dorky, and I like watching them hang out.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    It's an adequate horror movie with the requisite atmospherics and jump-scares, and it provides Conjuring fans with their fix. However, as the latest chapter of what is now a trilogy, it's a disappointment.
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    Matt HudsonWhat I Watched Tonight
    Fans of the franchise will enjoy this competent slice of modern horror but it's hard not to want more scares from these movies.
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    Witney SeiboldCritically Acclaimed Podcast
    No longer interested in scares, we'll have to settle for a high-octane Amityville/Exorcist riff with shotguns in it. Sometimes this is effective. Mostly, it's dumb.
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    Jason ShawhanNashville Scene
    Eugenie Bondurant turns up as a mysterious occultist, and she's the big find. She has an Alice Krige demeanor and a stride like a stop-motion puppet.
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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    The third installment in The Conjuring series, offers much of the same look and feel as the first two films while not necessarily being quite as scary.
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