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Chernobyl Diaries

Rated R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language.

R In Theaters 05/25/2012 , 90min.
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Critic score based on 17 reviews

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November 16, 2012
This movie didn't live up to its potential in almost any way. The only real scares come from things jumping out at you from around the corner. Felt more like a post-apocalyptic experience than a horror movie.
October 25, 2012
i thought this was pretty goof. thought it was going to be scaryier though. but not bad
October 22, 2012
I just rented this and I usually don't like stuff by this guy but this really wasn't that bad. It held me for the entire movie. Worth watching but it won't win awards!!
August 04, 2012
this movie was was so dark and the story line was horrible..i laughed at the so called creatures..and i was seriously looking forward to this movie..another flop like every other horror movies these days. can someone one please come out with something orignial i'm so sick of seeing the same wannabe horror films
July 07, 2012
I had a rather good time watching this. It is the kind of low budget movie you know will get made over and over. Simple idea. Simple execution. Simple to follow. And easy to enjoy. In fact there's not even a need for real name actors of any kind... If you are an independent filmmaker and your uncle has a bag full of money, make this movie. It will work. Guaranteed. I found the script to be well

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The problem with Chernobyl Diaries isn't that it's offensive, it's that it's dumb. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Despite an unlikely setting and a moderately intriguing premise, Chernobyl Diaries proves to be a generic horror flick where young tourists are systematically victimized in unoriginal and not terribly scary ways. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
The novelty of the setting ultimately proves highly effective. Shot mainly in Eastern European locations that effectively stand in for Prypiat, which is now actually a tourist site, the film is highly convincing in its verisimilitude. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Chernobyl Diaries is afflicted with a fatal flaw that damages many horror films: after a better-than-average setup and a promising first half, everything falls apart. Full Review
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
There's a nagging question at the heart of Chernobyl Diaries. It isn't what, or who, is stalking these kids. After awhile, the answer becomes apparent, leading to a denouement that, while mildly exciting, feels like a ride you've been on before. Full Review

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