It is unclear to me why this movie was slashed by the professional film critics. (Rotten Tomatoes gives it only 10%). If you're into the exorcist genre, you'll enjoy the atmosphere, the nice photography, score and acting. There's no post-Scream irony and sarcasm here, no Saw-gore, just good oldfashioned exorcising with a priest fighting a demon while trying to regain his faith. If you liked the original for the right reasons, I'm pretty sure you'll like this prequel also, just like I did. This is no masterpiece, no classic, but still a pretty good genre movie.