63

Charlotte Observer

Sinks or swims with the actors. Gallner makes a very convincing boy-about-to-die; Madsen is his properly stricken mom; and Donovan, an under-used leading man, plays the stressed, guilt-ridden dad well.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

Haunting tweaks familiar tropes enough to make them interesting. Just not so interesting as to inspire many nightmares after the credits roll.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Don't misunderstand: the proceedings are pretty silly, and the scares were a lot fresher back in 1979, when we first saw "The Amityville Horror." But Cornwell and his cast take things just seriously enough to keep us at least intermittently on edge.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The movie bumps along from low-grade scare to scare, and it's not lousy, mainly because Virginia Madsen prevents it from being so.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

A tepid PG-13 iteration of the already lame 1979 genre classic "The Amityville Horror."
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Although it's reasonably well-acted and offers a few certifiable jolts, feels awfully familiar.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A technically proficient horror movie and well acted.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

Smart enough to put much of its weight on Gallner, a lively presence with a terrifically sour mug that makes him look like a mutual cousin of Willem Dafoe and Peter Lorre.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There is still a great horror movie about foreclosure to be made. In the meantime, this movie plays games. (How many rounds of hide-and-seek should an audience tolerate?)
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Contains so many insults to the audience's intelligence.
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33 out of 100
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