The Abandoned Synopsis
A film producer returns to Russia and the family farm where strange things begin to happen, including the manifestation of ghosts.
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The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
The Abandoned is a rare horror film that moves from the real world into a kind of psychic space, and slowly suffocates its characters...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
By the film's downbeat climax, Cerda's dread of death and uncertainty about digging too deeply into what's better left buried have become...
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By Dennis Harvey
Minimally plotted but beautifully atmospheric nightmare.
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
After a while, Mr. Cerdà exhausts his repertory of spooky effects -- too many dark hallways and illogical, foreboding point-of-view shots...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's no "Dellamorte Dellamore," but neither is it "Uwe Boll," a smallish favor we should all be thankful for.
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L.A. Weekly

Cerda's striking creep-show atmospherics, desaturated palette and off-kilter editing rhythms are a style in search of a movie: The muddled...
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Boston Globe

With a "Lost"-meets-"The Haunting" plot and a handful of convoluted thematic twists involving family, history, murder, and death, The...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The gimmick in The Abandoned is that people battle their zombie doubles, whom they can't kill, since they'd be killing themselves. But the...
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Falsely leading

By labjab42
I was so excited to see this movie. It was part of horrorfest, which I missed. So when Afterdark pictures released the R rated version I could'nt wait for it. The trailers were the best part. I did...

If you like suspensful not totally in your face go see

By grafics65
I found this movie to be refreshingly scary but not in the sense of waiting to jump (like most Hollywood flix) but in the horror that might be... It definitely doesn't feel like an American film, no...

Save your money

By wcy_on_cinema
Bad plot, not scary, senseless....


By ericmarshall
Movie was slow. I thought it was alright and it had a few parts where you jumped but it really did not live up to my expectation of a scary movie. I would not recomend the movie to a friend so all...

wait for it to hit network tv

By lifesaver31
complete waste of money...was waiting for a plot to develop, or at least, some scary stuff...should be banned, horrible movie...

The Abandoned

By partsguy
Not scary, timing was off for the scenes that were supposed to make you jump. Girlfriend wanted to leave an hour into it. I thought the story was OK though. I'd rather have rented this movie then...

Second Chances

By elainemali
I missed the Horror Fest showing and regret that fact. I have heard a lot of different opinions on this movie...and to me its seems like it is worth spending the money to see. I have seen the...

Worth the Drive

By burtonforever
I had to drive about 40 miles to see the film in NorthEast Florida, the theatre wasn't too crowded and that was disappointing to me. I thought this film had a lot of good presence on the internet...

oh I get it

By goatcon
I was impressed with this movie. It was shot well and had a good premise. The story was a little hard to follow but after thinking about the movie for a little while I had one of those, "oh I get it...

I saw this with my son

By vampira78
It was creepy. Plain and simple. Not quite what I expected. I thought it was going to be like Monster House and I took my little one. He's 7 years old and liked Monster House. Oops. He was...

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Rated R | For violence/gore, some disturbing images, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids 17 and under Slow, moody haunted-house shocker; not for kids.
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