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An American Haunting

Rated PG-13 for intense terror sequences and thematic material.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/5/2006 , 90min.
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60%
Viewer score based on 2 ratings
38%
Critic score based on 18 reviews

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July 03, 2013
vimalanowlis
Can't believe how stupid this movie is. Stupid script and stupider investors. Completely without an ounce of logic or reason. The people in the movie are completely useless and clearly too stupid to live. No wonder they are haunted. How dare the writer and creator and director take money for this crap.

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Variety
A well-made, good-looking movie it is, but between the non-stop tumult and the sense of deliberateness about its period authenticity, An American Haunting produces a lot of screaming, crying and cruelty, but not much drama. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Tries -- and fails -- to evoke that whoa-did-this-really-happen edge. Full Review
Gene Seymour
Los Angeles Times
At times, the narrative thread slips the movie's grasp and there are flat spots in which characters just scream and thrash. Given what its ending aims for (don't ask), such interludes feel flabby and gratuitous even with Sutherland and Spacek providing gravitas to the ghoulishness. Full Review
Grady Hendrix
Slate
This is a well-packaged film that arrives like a nicely wrapped Christmas present, full of promise and potential. Then you unwrap it and discover that it's just another electric gravy boat and, worse, it's still got the price tag attached. Full Review
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
There are jolts galore in a movie stuffed with the basic tricks of the evil-spirit trade - banging noises in the attic, slamming doors and windows, spinning clocks, shaking beds, rabid beasts, disappearing children and the occasional moment of eyeball-rolling possession. Full Review

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