• Released
  • May 25, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 26 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 819 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Stranded vacationers find that they are not alone in the city which housed Chernobyl's workers.

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Critic Ratings

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Entertainment Weekly

If nowhere near as scary as the original Paranormal, the result is superior to many of the low-budget terror flicks that have arrived since...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The novelty of the setting ultimately proves highly effective. Shot mainly in Eastern European locations that effectively stand in for...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Chernobyl Diaries is afflicted with a fatal flaw that damages many horror films: after a better-than-average setup and a promising first...
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40

Time Out New York

By Hank Sartin
If, as some critics have claimed, "The Cabin in the Woods" made the horror genre obsolete, someone forgot to tell screenwriter Oren Peli.
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40

Movieline

The problem with Chernobyl Diaries isn't that it's offensive, it's that it's dumb.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
In Chernobyl Diaries, directed by Bradley Parker, stupidity is taken to extremes.
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38

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
There's a nagging question at the heart of Chernobyl Diaries. It isn't what, or who, is stalking these kids. After awhile, the answer...
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite an unlikely setting and a moderately intriguing premise, Chernobyl Diaries proves to be a generic horror flick where young tourists...
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie wants us to find this frightening, but there's no suspense, no terrifying images.
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12

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
With the faux-verité aesthetics of [Rec], the American-tourists-in-Eastern-European-hell setup of Hostel, and the brain of a mushy...
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Not to bad

By anthonycastro391
It's not really bad it's a horror surviving ....

By INPURSUITOFPERSONALE
This movie is scary! Oh my God! Really really good...

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Rated R | For Some Bloody Images, Pervasive Language and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Radioactive mutants attack in waste-of-time horror movie.
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