75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In truth, what follows is less disturbing than intriguing – to audiences hip to the mechanics of horror flicks, it's rare fun to be fooled, and this one is pretty damned clever.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
You don't have to believe in far-fetched tales of mysterious beams of light and alien abductions to get caught up in The Fourth Kind.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A mildly scary, totally meaningless excursion into the realms of psychological horror and alien-abduction conspiracies.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Too often, The Fourth Kind makes the paranormal look disappointingly normal.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Combines purported raw case study footage with dramatic "recreations" to unsuccessful effect.
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39

NPR

When he divides the screen into quadrants for his big finish, the effect is just laughable -- but then by that point, the movie is too.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Osunsanmi's chutzpah exceeds his skill.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

As it stands,The Fourth Kind boasts a creepy kind of joke - and a confusing kind of horror.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Fourth Kind doesn’t build, instill, or maintain an audience’s fear. It just spends 98 minutes trying to prove that what you’re watching actually happened.
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0

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
By the end of its way-too-long 98 minutes, there are four things audiences will be haunted by: Jovovich's annoying, whispery monotone; silly closeups of owls; Will Patton's Z-movie turn as a grizzled sheriff, and dialogue like "It's too late to forget what you already know." Ain't that the truth.
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34 out of 100
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