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....

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By movielover4144
I pretty much slept the first 45 min and then at some point I actually thought I was dreaming. I thought that there was no way in heeck that someone spent the money to make the movie and in awe that...


By indian joe
this is a very good movie I think that is a very good story and makes you think that there is more to life and death than we know. go see it. it was scary because it was like a normal person walking...

New Concept

By Big Time
This was a very creative movie. It is a new concept that I think most people will not like....


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...


By rader19
movie was horrible......not scary.....very slow and boring.....with the idea could have made a good movie but came up very flat and dull.....avoid it......wait for it on dvd if u really wanna see it...

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...

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By ihavseenit
This movie is not worth seeing. Total waste of time. Just two people running around a silly, ugly old farmhouse, with nothing to do, chased by implausible ghosts. A 12-year-old could have written...

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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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