The Devil and Father AmorthGood material, bad movie. The lack of attention to basic crucial details such as audio quality is borderline disrespectful, this movie deserved a proper production. I mean...It's almost 2020. Even TV documentaries look and sound 20x better. However, I must acknowledge that the unsettling and raw nature of the theme is still pungent there, even in such a sloppy pic. Cristina's scenes and the questions the director made in the course of the 68min do indeed resonate.Keywords:
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Critic Reviews of "The Devil and Father Amorth"NewsweekMay 23, 2018
The Devil and Father Amorth starts to feel slippery, as Friedkin uses the sliver offered by psychologists and neurologists as a pry bar to crack open space for the supernatural.RogerEbert.comApril 20, 2018
The Devil and Father Amorth feels at once bloated and slight, like a DVD supplement puffed up to feature length.NPRApril 19, 2018
Despite Friedkin's pedigree, it seems to have been made by someone who's never seen a movie before.Entertainment WeeklyApril 19, 2018
Regardless of whether you were raised in the church and believe in God and the devil, there's a chilling air of taboo voyeurism in all of this.New York TimesApril 19, 2018
If this documentary celebrates a crackpot, Mr. Friedkin is his match. The director's blabbermouth tendencies and wry manner make him an enjoyable M.C.Hollywood ReporterApril 19, 2018
This would be an interesting subject to explore at length, with a host who didn't seem to be padding an opportunity for self-promotion with the trappings of science.Under the RadarJuly 02, 2018
While providing incredibly rare insight, The Devil and Father Amorth is an overly-jumbled, overwrought documentary experience whose reach unfortunately exceeds its grasp.Film ExperienceJune 20, 2018
No sense of gothic mystery is to be found with not a single artfully shot frame in the entire film. (Remember, The Exorcist was so well shot that they actually used a film still as the poster and it's stunning.)ColeSmithey.comApril 27, 2018
William Friedkin's audio-enhanced documentary about an actual exorcism is a lukewarm flop.Shadows on the WallApril 27, 2018
Whether this is a documentary or a witty found-footage style thriller, it's a lot of fun.Paste MagazineApril 26, 2018
Friedken explores the origins of The Exorcist. Anyone who's seen even one of the hundreds of documentaries about the making of that classic... will not find anything new here.Bloody DisgustingApril 24, 2018
Longer than a bonus feature for the already exhaustively-presented Exorcist, but not quite long or complex enough to be the feature-length exploration of real exorcisms it aspires to be - effectively, an infomercial for his earlier work.
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