• Released
  • October 19, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Horror
  • 3,131 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Frightening occurrences appear to center around a creepy neighbor boy.

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Critic Ratings

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70

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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This is the correct answer: 34% Boring and not scary

By TheRightAnswer
The reason why I put in NO, because when I was watching the movie it was boring nothing scary was in the movie (maybe 1 scene) It was awful. Next time I hope it is much scarier because this one was...

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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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