63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Many will find Apollo 18 silly and derivative. It is. Yet it's also a break from the usual hyperbolic, down-your-throat brand of silly and derivative scare movies.
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
Blair Witch with moon rock. Paranormal Activity in space. Contrived, but if you can take one more variant on the formula, it's got its moments.
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38

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Whatever merits the production values have, the cheap frights don't deliver, the performers bring no pathos and the gimmick behind Apollo 18 flat out does not work.
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38

Boston Globe

Contains nothing original or over-the-top enough to make it a real scream fest. For most horror fans it will be kind of a snooze.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

Apollo 18 fails to stay with you because, like the cratered satellite on which it's set, it has no atmosphere.
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30

Movieline

To describe what unfolds as a slow burn is to be awfully generous.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Not only is this film's form clichéd, so is its content.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
A nasty, cleverly revealed monster might have redeemed some of the monotony of the first (seemingly endless) hour, but the beasty here manages to be ludicrous, dull, and unoriginal somehow all at once, compromising the marginal hope you may have been holding out for the film.
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20

Time Out New York

By Ben Kenigsberg
All Apollo 18 has to offer is endless radio crackle and visual incoherence. And what's out there, tormenting the astronauts? The answer is dumber than a box of moon rocks.
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0

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Has no thrills, no chills, no scares and contains a villain, or several of them, actually, that will turn you to stone -- from boredom.
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24 out of 100
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