Conclusion: The Last Exorcism Part II earns a point for a professional polish and acceptable acting; it's a step above the worst The Asylum has to offer, but that's very remote praise and a real stretch for something positive to say.
Summary: Never mind the inherent titular redundancy: "The Last Exorcism Part II" is a generally effective sequel to the 2010 sleeper that injected at least a little new life into the heavily taxed found-footage-horror subgenre.
Excerpt: New Orleans is a really spooky place. It’s a strange mix of buttoned up Christianity, hidden superstitions and nighttime sin. It has its own pace, its own bilingual history and its own demons.
Excerpt: Invoking faith and gender-based traumas only to reduce them to a redundant series of decibel-heavy scares, The Last Exorcism Part II is a prime example of a bad thing done well. Anything like sleight of hand has been steamrolled out in favor of condescendingly telegraphed plot points and a script...
Excerpt: Lost in all the jokes about the very existence of a sequel to 2010’s The Last Exorcism —“ The Lastest Exorcism ?” etc.—is a much more simple reason it isn’t necessary: Everything that was good about the first movie is dead.
Excerpt: Uppföljaren till exorcism-rysaren är inte så usel som många sågningar påstått men liksom många uppföljare rätt platt och tråkig. Dess begåvade stjärna Ashley Bell lyser dock och är den som möjligen gör filmen värd en titt.