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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    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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    Keith WatsonSlant Magazine
    The film apes the style that James Wan established with the original Conjuring without establishing any real identity of its own.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    With two more spinoffs currently in development, it's clear that the producers' prayers have been answered. But me, I'm still agnostic.
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    Rubén RosarioMiamiArtZine
    Their syrupy but disarming bond shows the most gratifying part of this aging franchise never gets old: the couple that goes demon hunting together stays together.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    The fact that more Conjuring movies will undoubtably still follow is the scariest thing about the film.
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    Edwin ArnaudinAsheville Movies
    James Wan, you are missed behind the camera.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    One too many trips to this well. It is time to end the madness - or bring in a fresh (scary) view.
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