The Apparition Synopsis
A parapsychology experiment gives rise to a malevolent spirit that feeds on a couple's fear.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
The soulless-ness of their empty plot of track homes and super-store existence invokes both "Poltergeist" and "Employee of the Month."
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
To those of us in the audience who might be strangers in paranormal precincts, it looks suspiciously like a séance.
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An incomprehensibly garbled, derivative attempt at a horror flick from first-time writer-director Todd Lincoln.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Lincoln's script has no knack for the pacing of cinematic exorcisms, and the truncated climax he does offer is short on action and scares.
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Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
The Apparition is not a great or even good haunted-house movie, but it does have the advantage of a memorable setting.
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The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
A plodding, undercooked, and old-fashioned (not in a good way, either) chiller that will bore you to tears instead of scare you to death.
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Time Out New York

By Ben Kenigsberg
The Apparition turns out to be nothing more than a series of feebly constructed "Boo!" scenes tacked together to achieve (barely) feature...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Keith Staskiewicz
With more telegraphed scares than Samuel Morse on Halloween, it still might give you a restless night, but only because you fell asleep in...
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Slant Magazine

The story is a worthy one, but the film lacks any daring expressive touches that might have made it, at the very least, noteworthy.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Come to think of it, it's a lot like the departed shade of a better, longer movie, hovering in tatters before us, vanishing when we blink....
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'The Apparition' Will Soon Haunt the Bargain Bins

By zacheser
In a summer devoid of horror movies, one would hope that maybe there's ripened fruit for thrillseekers and horror junkies this August. 'The Apparition,' which is one of two high profile horror titles...

True Apparition

By Horrormoviefan74
They had an apparition this movie would be good enough to release at the theatres. This was horrible, bad acting, cheesy dialog..just a bad movie. In four months you will see it at best buy,...

Weird But Not Scary

By pirmimom
Story line was weird and absurd, with no really good foundation. It was not at all what I expected, more like a poor-man's ripoff of the "Paranormal" series. I have to say that the trailer is well...


By Fanofandango
This IS (not "could be" or "is possibly") ..this...IS....the WORST -- STUPIDEST -- DUMBEST -- FALL ASLEEP IN YOUR UNEATEN POPCORN -- PIECE OF SHAT, complete waste of time from my existence movie...


By taylanina147
The main concept of the movie was good, but the ending was horrible. It was mainly for teenagers if you ask me. The acting was good and the camera wasn't one of those shaky films. I honestly think...

worst movie ever basically

By julia_145
Unless you want to spend an hour and a half of your life, and like $11 to see a movie that made absolutely no sense... don't even think of watching this. I feel like I knew more information about the...


By XD123
not scary, but entertaining, and its WAAAAAY too short, (the actual movie not counting the credits is only an hour and 12 minutes)...


By jhs39
Really lousy horror movie reminded me a lot of Pulse. There's nothing scary in the movie except the bad science--they kept talking about using EEG's to trap the entity--an EEG is a machine that...


By aladary
While I love Ashley Green I hated this film. It was a lil slow to start. The characters were half past retarded, none of the responses made sense to the situation it seemed and the ending made no...

a C movie

By mermade92
I was not really frightened by this movie at all. I was expecting it to be way scarier than the way it turned out. However I did lie seeing Tom Felton and Ashley Green in the movie. Just wish there...

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Rated PG-13 | For Terror/frightening images and some sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Haunted house flick has some scares but lacks story.
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