The Pact Synopsis
A woman contends with a supernatural force and her sister's disappearance.

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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
More horror movies set in the 21st century ought to integrate technology into their scares as well as Nicholas McCarthy's The Pact.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Familiar elements such as a dark family secret, a ghost and a Ouija board start to seem trite after a while, and the third act is a little...
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63

Slant Magazine

When The Pact descends, finally, from suggestion to explication, the scares regrettably slink away.
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60

Total Film

By Paul Bradshaw
It works hard, and the first half hour is textbook creepy, but the oldschool grab-bag of shocks struggles to jolt a dour script to life.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
For her part, Lotz carries the load with such briskly efficient confidence, it's no surprise to learn that she's already got several more...
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
In the end, like a lot of genre movies, this one pulls from different inspirations, and so weighs in, by turns, as overly predictable and...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The Pact demonstrates both why people respond to horror and why it's so routinely scorned.
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40

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
Nicholas McCarthy's The Pact is a horror film developed from a short, and unfortunately it splits apart while being stretched out to...
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40

Time Out New York

Lotz's grudging fortitude provides enough engagement to let you overlook the cracks in the film's facade, but when she cedes the screen to...
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40

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
A musty ghost story that morphs into a sluggish serial-killer mystery, Nicholas McCarthy's film tries to distinguish itself by minimizing...
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Good suspense movie

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Let me save you 2 hours...

By missfrenches
Bad acting, bad music choices, bad transitions, bad story line. What a dumb movie. A few jumps/scares here and there, but overall not worth the 2 hours wasted. You'll notice it's bad in the first few...

Some Scares...

By ethansafai
The movie had some scares and lots of suspense. The ending asks more questions than it answers. Wasn't expecting the gore....

Loved it

By sircbr
This is one of my favorite horror movies it's just so good....

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Rated NR | For Language and Strong Bloody Violence