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Paranormal Activity 4 Synopsis
Frightening occurrences appear to center around a creepy neighbor boy.
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Movieline

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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60

Empire

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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42

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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40

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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38

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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25

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
They could have called this Paranormal Inactivity.
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20

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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Paranormal Activity 4, and Hopefully No More

By Darkola
When the first Paranormal Activity came out, it was a new approach to horror, a breath of fresh air sort of speak, it drew you in, it kept your eyes glued to the screen, wondering what your going to...

Moves slow but. . .

By SVDDS
The action picks up in the last 30 mins. Since the 1st hour moves so slowly you basically scare yourself with the anticipation of something bad happening. Pretty intense ending and a slight twist. ...

A movie series that makes ya jump out of your seat!!

By tboltbmf
All I will say about this movie,is if you enjoyed the other movies,you will like this.Same as the others,just different plot.I liked it,jumped a few times,had some laughs in it as well.!!...

Parawotal

By priviledge
I review this movie "WOT", (waste of time). It does little to explain or continue the story of the sister and son (Hunter). It is almost exactly like the second movie. I was hoping for some story...

THE WORST PIECE OF TRASH!!!

By marco34la
This whole series is getting worse and worse. People were walking out left and right. Ridiculous story, abysmal dialogue and a HUGE waste of money. I thought "sinister" was bad, but compared to...

STUPID!!

By trippledigitss
I took my son to see this movie and he said it was "so awesome" but if you are over 15 I'd say dont waste your money. It was so stupid & predictable, I swear it was not even scary enough to raise my...

Paranormal Activity is back with a vengeance

By brianmed5
Paranormal Activity 4 once again plunges audience members into the realm of the supernatural with the film that put the f in fear. Several years after the gruesome murders of a local family in the...

Too Many Holes; Not Enough Shock and Awe

By musclehead32
First, let me point out that I was entertained. However, it was not enough to rate any higher. It may have been that I went into the theater with too high of expectations, as I really enjoyed the...

SCARY AS F*CK!!!

By XD123
Im 14, and i saw this movie last week with my friends, who are also 14. We are all freshman, and this movie was all everybody was talking about so we saw it. The first half hour is boring, but then...

The final 10 minutes are utterly nerve shredding...

By bcjmunroe
And they are the only 10 minutes of the movie I enjoyed. There is a way that someone could take all 4 of these movies and edit them together to make a really good movie. What they have done now is...

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