• Released
  • October 18, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 37 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Less twisted than Natali's last film, Splice, it's sufficiently novel to uphold his reputation as a filmmaker not content telling conventional fanboy stories.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Annlee Ellingson
Haunter offers a freaky, visceral experience — without a hint of gore.
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63

RogerEbert.com

By Simon Abrams
Once Haunter's story snaps into focus, and its creators pull you towards its inevitable conclusion, the film's flaws become that much more apparent.
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60

Film.com

By William Goss
The premise is provoking and well-conceived, confidently moving things forward until the increasingly knotty rules of the film’s universe eventually come to overbear the experience a bit in the homestretch.
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60

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Director Vincenzo Natali (“Splice”) is more effective at sustaining clammy suspense than hiding all the holes in Brian King’s script. But top-billed Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) is effective enough to generate a rooting interest in the plucky protagonist of the piece, and to sustain interest when narrative logic turns fuzzy.
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Teen Lisa Johnson (Abigail Breslin) is trapped in a kind of undead, unfunny “Groundhog Day,” living one particular 24 hours with her family over and over.
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50

The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
After performing many narrative backflips in an attempt to lucidly resolve things, Haunter eventually settles for half-baked uplift that renders much of what came before ridiculous and nonsensical.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Vincenzo Natali emphasizes technically impressive shots in the service of predictable, boring expository beats, at the expense of elaborating on his main character's growing feelings of isolation and torment.
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50

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Lifted by the sepulchral Stephen McHattie as Lisa’s nemesis, the film’s frazzled thought experiment becomes an adequate yarn.
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20

Village Voice

By Calum Marsh
Has an elegance roughly on par with a Goosebumps novel, refusing to follow its own contradictory rules and barely sustaining a pretense of internal logic.
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49 out of 100
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