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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...

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...

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...

paranormal Activity 4

By ashley1992
this moviw was no good ! i didn't understand the purpose of it, i thought it was done on part 3...... but i will not recomand this movie to no one...

Check it out!

By criticizer_43857623
If you are a fan of scary movies then this is a must see. Had my predispositions about it but turned out to be really good. Definitely the best out of the four of them. And don't forget to stay for...

ANOTHER STINKER!!!!!

By punch22
I really like the first paranormal activity movie but it just seems like these movies get worse and worse. The acting is kinda bad, i thought it was really slow, nothing really happens till the end...

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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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