• Released
  • July 19, 2013
  • ( Special Shows Thursday, July 18 @ select locations)
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 10,779 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Paranormal investigators (Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson) confront a powerful demonic entity.

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Critic Ratings

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100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Like the wood-grained farmhouse itself — a beautiful piece of production design by Julie Berghoff — The Conjuring has an analog solidity...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
I'd be shocked if we see a better horror film in 2013.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

Wan masterfully tightens the vise on the audience's nerves, using mood and sound effects for shocks that never feel cheap (the harmless...
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90

Variety

By Justin Chang
A sensationally entertaining old-school freakout and one of the smartest, most viscerally effective thrillers in recent memory.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The net result is an entertainingly frightening film that keeps the audience in a state of alarmed, but eager, anticipation.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The pervasive aura of creepiness more than compensates for the low body count and inventive use of sharp instrumentation.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The movie belongs to the women, for once, and The Conjuring doesn't exploit or mangle the female characters in the usual ways. Farmiga,...
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
A sense of dread permeates The Conjuring from the start, and it’s delightful.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
The Conjuring manages to place individuals in one isolated situation after another, where the editing and music are perfectly timed to...
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50

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The Conjuring's problem, beyond its lack of a conjuring, is how its otherworldly hokum is stubbornly of this world.
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Scared Me!

By nicenickie
Okay so I'm into scary movies and this really scared me. I love the feel of it and how it was directed. I still go back to torture myself from time to time because it's such a great creepy movie....

By carlopolicarpio
It's more exciting and thrilling than terrifying....

It doesn't get scarier than this!

By johnrcall
This movie gave me goosebumps so severe I got a headache. Scariest movie I have ever seen and I've seen most of them! Besides that what I liked best was it delivered without the usual blood and guts...

By clevelandwilson
Ok...

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Rated R | For Sequences of disturbing violence and terror.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Terrifying paranormal horror movie based on a true story.
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