Paranormal Activity 4: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
Frightening occurrences appear to center around a creepy neighbor boy.

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The film is heavily reliant on jump scares, but its best moments are the ones before them, when the tension builds without the benefit of...
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By Kim Newman
Catfish pair Joost and Ariel Schulman keep the franchise firmly on track with a satisfyingly scary fourth instalment.
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New York Post

By Sara Stewart
This is hardly reinventing the wheel, but it is serviceable, if you're looking for a few shivery communal scares.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The ending steals actionably from "The Blair Witch Project," the movie that helped spawn these first-person chillers.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
There's virtually nothing new in the dull Paranormal Activity 4 except for a modification in the method of documenting the spooky...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
PA4 develops the story ever so slightly (not enough to satisfy fans) and delivers a few good scares (not enough to satisfy newbies); mostly,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Fairly mild in tone and riffing -- if not quite ripping -- off a collection of horror classics that includes "The Shining," "Rosemary's...
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Paranormal Activity 4 sadly continues the series' downslide, most drearily with a mid-film twist that enables the filmmakers to go about...
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By James Berardinelli
They could have called this Paranormal Inactivity.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
PA 4's best idea, besides reintroducing the slow-walking, statuesque Katie, is a strange video trick involving lots of little lights...
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Really Bad

By Novandria
I was ready to get scared, scream and be terrified the rest of the night. I closed my eyes a couple of times where I felt something really bad was going to happen but that was it. The way they...


By robert8268
another geat movie they never dissapoint. lots of good scares and overall another good story and imax is always great lound sounds are perfect for this type of movie....

Uh, what...

By slocken
I don't normally comment on movies but I just needed to forewarn potential victims to this horrific movie. Wait to see this in the 1 cent theater and even then go away knowing that you could have...

its an average movie

By jimene18
Its much better than the previous 2 movjes but overall i would recommend waiting for it to come out on dvd. The ending was definitey a disappointment....

Not worth the money

By chickierocker
I went to see this film with my boyfriend- I had high hopes that I'd get scared and jump, like I did with the previous Paranormal Activity films. Overall, we were very disappointed with the film. Not...

Paranormal Enough

By Godroses
To be honest, the commercial was equivalently as entertaining to watch, being that the viewers expectation of this film is very high based on those key parts advertised, however, despite the fact it...

Not Bad, Similar to PA 3

By Padrino123
Follows the same basic apparently successful formula as the other films and PA 3; the mixture of home vid cam footage, silent recording at night time through a computer (in PA 3 it was hidden cams I...

Still entertaining...

By Lynz_Michael
The movie was still really entertaining but was less scary/streamlined than the others. I still really recommend going to see it. A god Halloween thrill for sure....

A lot of the same, but just can't get enough!

By sdgatorgirl
Saw this movie in IMAX and really enjoyed it. If you have balance or motion sickness issues, I would NOT recommend the IMAX screening. My friend almost threw up in the popcorn bag! :P The plot...


By Chocolate Love
Well after the experience of P3 not having some of the great previews I noticed that P4 scaled back their preview which lead me to believe that the movie was just going to be okay. I believe this...

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Rated R | For Language and some violence/terror
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Fourth in spooky series runs out of ideas -- and scares.
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