90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Pulls you in with smooth assurance, then holds you hostage to extremely creepy developments in the most awesome haunted house since "The Shining."
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Anderson, his superb ensemble cast and inspired cinematographer Uta Briesewitz, appeal at once to the intellect and the emotions as they build suspense and tension mercilessly.
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80

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
May not quite be more than the sum of its creepy parts, but as a reality-is-fear launch into workaday darkness, it clearly points toward the horror genre's best destiny.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A spine-tingler directed with fierce finesse.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A natural successor to "The Blair Witch Project" in terms of its small suggestions of horror past and future.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A marvel of vérité nightmare atmosphere.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The story doesn't quite pay off, characters are underwritten and the surprise ending is contrived and unconvincing.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The climactic revelation is a real disappointment, humdrum rather than chilling.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The film isn't remotely scary. That's a shame, because it has top-notch performances by Peter Mullan and David Caruso.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
You couldn't ask for a better setting for a horror movie. What you could ask for is a better script.
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58 out of 100
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