The Innkeepers Synopsis
The last two employees of a century-old haunted hotel go on the hunt for ghosts.
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Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
Winding up the tension to an almost stubborn degree, Ti West forestalls the inevitable disappointment of its release, a blow that's further...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Wide-eyed Sara Paxton and hipster-bespectacled Pat Healy play the joint's only two employees, working each other into a lather of what...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Will The Innkeepers be enough for the young folk? These days there's little middle ground between the determined lack of gore in the...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Ghost movies like this, depending on imagination and craft, are much more entertaining than movies that scare you by throwing a cat at the...
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By Michelle Orange
Without a strong story to dance with, all of those fabulous tracking shots, lovingly uncanny art direction details and flickering shafts of...
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By Jeannette Catsoulis
West's throwback style and disdain for excess allows his characters to shine.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The result is a largely entertaining picture with too few (and late-arriving) scares to satisfy the multiplex crowd, but one that will...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The humor and chops are there, but the story isn't quite.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A well-shot but generically dull disappointment.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For too long, this movie asks us to be interested in something that rarely in the history of the service industry has been sustainably...
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By sgtpeppers

Should have kept it in the can...garbage can that is.

By Celtikknyte
I bought. I saw. I want my money and that part of my life back. This movie from benign start to absent ending was a no scare crud fest. The story was totally plausible and could have been a decent...

A good, old-fashioned ghost story

By Zippy_the_Pinhead
A word of warning: this movie is not for the "Saw," "Hostel," or "Final Destination" crowds. This movie moves at a glacier's pace, but it is all in the interest of establishing character and it is in...

slow build- no pay off

By mediagurugal
Lead character acts like a 9 yr old. This film isn't arty enough to be an art film....


By Joewiz
It's creepy, slightly scary and suspenseful. This movie is a fun watch....

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By ualpacman
Horrible and complete waste of time. Save yourself the trouble and skip this stinker....

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By huntney
This movie was a complete waste of time!! It was so bad, it was comical....

Ghostly History? Yay!

By InternalGrace

One for the horror fans

By azac1025
This movie was quite enjoyable. I have heard a lot of reviews of it being too slow and not enough spooks. But I disagree. I felt that this movie kept me on edge and had subtle scary moments that...

By owatonnaredhayden
Really good comedy that turns Into a really twisted and suspenseful thriller horror movie that will only lead you talking about what happened at the end then make you etch it again. "B+" is the final...

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Rated R | For Language, some sexual references and brief drug material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Well-crafted haunted hotel movie has drinking, some gore.
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