Picture from Exorcism of Emily Rose
Overall C+

More of a courtroom drama than a scare-'em-silly outing (although there are plenty of flashback scenes depicting demonic possession), this film portrays Father Moore (Tom Wilkinson) attempting to defend his Exorcism of Emily Rose that resulted in the collage student's death.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images

Talk to your kids about…

Exorcism of Emily Rose

Despite our relatively low grades in the content areas, this film deals with very mature topics. Parents of teens interested in seeing this film would be well advised to view it with them, and then be prepared to discuss the subject of spiritual possession.

What does “based on a true story” really mean? Why is this statement sometimes manipulated? If you’re interested in the actual story that provided the genesis of this film, you can learn more about Anneliese Michel and the tragic situation which resulted in her death at this page.