On DVD, the movie was released in NTSC-C with a transfer mastered in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround, and Dolby TrueHD. A single-disc DVD was released on November 30, 2005, and a two-disc edition was released on May 10, 2006. The two-disc edition was also released in PAL and included the same extras as the single-disc edition.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose received positive reviews from critics. It holds an 82% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 151 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.1/10. The site's consensus states: "A deliciously nasty examination of the exorcism genre that delivers its thrills and chills in a smart and scary fashion". Metacritic, which uses a normalized rating system, gave the film a score of 71 out of 100, based on reviews from 36 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A+" on an A+ to F scale.
Roger Ebert gave the film a perfect four out of four stars, the first four-star review he gave in the history of the Chicago Sun-Times. Rolling Stone gave it a four out of five stars, saying that the film is "brilliantly and exhaustively crafted" and "one of the most richly imagined and cleverly constructed horror films of the last decade." It received a nomination for Best Horror Film at the 2nd Annual Independent Spirit Awards.
International Horror Guild Award for Best Horror Film.
23rd Independent Spirit Awards for Best Horror Film.
IGN Movie Club Awards for Best Banned Movie.
A month after the film was released, a sequel, Exorcism 2: The Possession of Anna Abramov, was released. The film does not follow in the 0b46394aab