• Released
  • January 9, 2009
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 28 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 6,942 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A woman (Odette Yustman) seeks the help of a spiritualist (Gary Oldman) to banish a demonic spirit.

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Entertainment Weekly

Indeed, Goyer has penned many scripts superior to this one (he co-wrote cult gem Dark City), but he does make sure you're never far away...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
I enjoyed the visual effects used to create some hellish creatures and the amusing nods to "The Exorcist" - cranial rotation, even a spooky...
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63

TV Guide

What more could a horror fan ask for than a spook-fest that feels pure in its intentions while taking full advantage of every opportunity...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
What "The Exorcist" might look like if Madonna rewrote it, this silly fright flick finds college student Casey (Odette Yustman) haunted by a...
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A laughably bad horror flick.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This material is offensive. The film may end with a straight-faced reassurance that "no actual Torah scrolls were destroyed or damaged in...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
What finally undoes the struggle to maintain suspense is Goyer's dialogue, which is consistently hokey.
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25

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Maybe approaching The Unborn as horror is the wrong approach. Perhaps this should be seen as a comedy. It is quite possibly the most...
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20

Film Threat

This is the sort of film that fails on every single aspect it aims for.
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Unborn joins a growing glut of Holocaust- and Nazi-themed material -- "Valkyrie," "Defiance" - that are long on posturing,...
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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violence and terror, disturbing images, thematic material and language including some sexual refernces
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Possession tale is low on blood, but high on scares.
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