The Ward Synopsis
A young woman (Amber Heard) awakes in a psychiatric facility with no idea how she got there.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While by no means a masterpiece of the form, John Carpenter's The Ward is an economical period piece that still effectively demonstrates...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
At least Carpenter the spook-meister knows how to goose you.
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65

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
The story's obvious and various potential is left to stand on its own, and the scares are largely uninspired.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Its ostentatious sense of horror -- think later-day Argento -- is far from suggestive, though some of its queasier moments effectively tap...
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Steve Ramos
Typically, Carpenter thrives on modestly budgeted films like The Ward, but this one comes off as an amateurish misstep due to unoriginal...
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40

NPR

By Scott Tobias
The Ward feels less indebted to cinema's past than a desperate attempt to keep up with the present. Carpenter has made his approximation of...
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38

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
In the end, Carpenter offers a reasonably nice payoff to this whole misfire.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Even by the standards of mental-institution-movie misogyny, what an accidental but predictable creepshow this is.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A dull, by-the-numbers psych-ward horror thriller that's sadly a lot closer in quality to "Sucker Punch" than "Shutter Island."
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Carpenter's economical but mundane chiller is possessed more by previous ghoul-friend flicks than it is by his better work.
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Welcom back, Johnny!

By RevSeanKeller
There are two words tht perfectly describe The Ward: JOHN CARPENTER. If you know the name, you know that you need to see this film! The master is back with old-school, slow-burn suspence thrills and...

A Return to Form

By MichaelM24
John Carpenter crafts a spooky, old fashion ghost story that relies on the build-up of suspense and eerie atmosphere to deliver its scares, rather than gallons of unrelenting blood and gore....

not bad

By merlindb3
Story line is fine but moves slow and is predictable at times...

i want to go see this movie but idk whete they r showing it

By jessicaboo001
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Rated R | For Violence and disturbing images