75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Succeeds where so many other recent horror pictures have failed: It consistently scares you silly.
Full Review
75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The acting is solid, especially Whaley, whose nasty variation on Norman Bates is his showiest role since he memorably played Kevin Bacon's assistant in "Swimming With Sharks."
Full Review
75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Stylish and surprisingly effective thriller.
Full Review
75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Vacancy is a schlock surprise: a no-frills motel-hell slasher film -- with a bit of soul.
Full Review
75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a sordid but expert shocker.
Full Review
63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Short, sharp and to the point, Vacancy has a single goal, and that is to scare the hell out of you.
Full Review
63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
At its worst, Vacancy is merely the kind of taut B-chiller they don't make any more, other than to riff on them in "Grindhouse."
Full Review
63

USA Today

It isn't the Bates Motel, but the Pinewood Motel has enough creepy visitors and creaky floors to make Vacancy worth checking into for 90 minutes.
Full Review
50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Vacancy, in the end, simply offers a particularly aggressive brand of couples counseling.
Full Review
50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
While the sadism doesn't stoop -- rise? -- to the level of the "Saw" horror-thrillers, Vacancy does have a name cast.
Full Review
54 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.