• Released
  • July 19, 2013
  • ( Special Shows Thursday, July 18 @ select locations)
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
The Conjuring 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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Creepy, Creepy, Creepy!

By MedRed
First off, The Conjuring is not a gore fest. It's a full on "wait for it... wait for it..." creep show. The Conjuring creates tension so thick, you might have to remind yourself to breathe. It's one...

It's Scary!!!

By bevtran
What make this movie scary is that it's based on a true story. Many scenes gave me the creeps, the sound system in the theater made me jump at some scenes. In general, I haven't seen a good scary...

Perfect Recipe for a horror movie

By lovelyhorsefriend85
I loved this movie because of the perfect recipe for a horror movie. not too many scene hops going back in time and then back to current time as well as even featuring the actual medium that did this...

Classic horror at its best

By sosilly27
Let me begin by saying that I *LOVE* horror films. However, in recent years, I have routinely said that "the only thing scary about them is how BAD they are". Not true with the Conjuring. I grew up...

Finally a Scary Movie!

By LChristman
This is the must see scary movie of the year!! I will admit I am jaded when it comes to scary movies and it takes a lot to scare me. However this movie did just that. I was actually scared. At...

Great buildup but over hyped

By carbonscooby
To be honest, it was good, but not great like everyone is saying. I'll chalk it up to be a scary movie pro :-) It was a cool homage to scary movies in the 70's, so you can really see the...

Very Good Scarefest!!!

By DaytonPanther
I love good scary movies and have been so dissapointed in the past few years by so so scary movies, but this one made my spine tingle more than once. I really enjoyed this movie. One of the best...

Great Scary Movie

By nokomis23
Its been a long time since I've seen a decent scary movie...the type of movie where after you get home you are still thinking about it and hearing creepy noises in the house where you almost want to...

Great movie, great cinematography

By ldgelz1
Not full of blood n guts and things, but interesting in light of subject matter. My sister and I saw it, and we are 60 yr olds ... I'd see it again.....

nice plot

By TitanGirl
I like good story. I like scary movie. This movie made me scare of going to sleep last night. It was worth $10. I don't think it is a true story, tho. If it is, then I better pray. Actors did a...

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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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