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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    This is the type of movie that you should be getting for free on television. show more

  • 63
    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. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Solomon crafts a quality horror piece from strong performances and effects. The chief disappointment of An American Haunting is that it doesn't exploit more opportunities for the sublime subtlety of performances by Sissy Spacek and, especially, Donald Sutherland. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Throughout the film, doors slam, windows shatter and poor, battered Betsy wakes up screaming with tiresome regularity; even Sutherland appears bored by it all. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    Its images came from a dusty box in the horror-movie attic, and the attic is where the entire picture will be in a month. show more

  • 12
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    An American Haunting sets the bar at a new low: It makes ''The Blair Witch Project" look like a masterpiece of world cinema. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    Yet another light weight PG-13 film that poses rather well as an honest to goodness horror film. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    It really IS fun to watch yet another oddball turn by Sutherland, and a marginally restrained one from Spacek. It's just not THAT fun. show more

  • 50
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The unnecessarily famous cast for such a standard, creaking, fake-spooky ghost story (with Bible verses thrown in for good measure). show more

  • 60

    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. show more

  • July 03, 2013 Vimala Nowlis
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    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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