75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a welcome update, qualifying as the best in the series since the first film captivated and unnerved audiences in 2007.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Mark Olsen
The Marked Ones is refreshingly uncynical and straightforward in its desire to simply be a movie that makes the audience jump and be scared. It's a fun fright film and wants to be nothing more.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Justin Lowe
The script succeeds by expanding the Paranormal Activity mythology with additional details and even a few surprising twists.
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60

Variety

By Andrew Barker
The haunted house setpieces provide reliable doses of jolts, even if one can see the scaffolding of each scare being built from miles away, and director Landon has fun with some clever camera placement here and there.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
As exhausted as this series and the genre it comes from is, it still manages a few decent jolts thanks to that new approach and a pretty good cast’s reactions to what they, and we, see through the video camera’s viewfinder.
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50

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
The shocks are no less effective than the ones in the other Paranormal Activity movies, but no more original, either, with only the whipping of a handheld camera to set it apart from the offscreen gamesmanship that’s long been the series’ stock in trade.
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50

RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
Thankfully, the entertaining chemistry between the two young leads in Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Andrew Jacobs and Jorge Diaz), almost saves it.
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50

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
If The Marked Ones is mildly brilliant in the first half, it stumbles witlessly into its own dumb pentagram in the second.
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50

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
The changes — goodbye, white suburbia; hello, gritty diversity — recharge the batteries somewhat. But there’s no escaping that the found-footage phenomenon has gone from fresh and original to just plain annoying.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
This entry has been described as a “cousin” to the other movies. Specifically, The Marked Ones is a Hispanic cousin, customized for Latino audiences in the United States where the series is particularly popular.
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42 out of 100
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