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Paranormal Activity

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 09/25/2009 , 86min.
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52%
Viewer score based on 1056 ratings
68%
Critic score based on 24 reviews

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October 31, 2011
pickgolf26
I hate it when I get duped into watching the latest generation of cutting edge horror. This and insidious are two of the lamest excuses for horror I've ever had the misfortune of watching. I only wish this rating system had allowed for zero.
October 19, 2011
frankoliveny
BRILLITANT HORROR FILM!!
October 09, 2011
anthonypays
I was a victem of a true hanted house and it's not funny at all. scary but true there are true evil entities and know how to hurt the livingas I'm surprised they don't burn down a house while your in it. these movies are not a clever fake.
November 21, 2010
mirandaEidson
it was okay i guess it wasn't really that scary at the beggining and when it did get scary it wasn't like SUPPER scary
October 23, 2010
ATumultuousBrat
I can not believe they would allow such a movie been seen in theaters. This movie should have went to DVD, buy1 and we'll give you five free!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT MY MONEY

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Hollywood Reporter
"Paranormal" ultimately does deliver in a way that "Blair Witch" never did, but its achingly slow buildup is a test not just of an audience's patience but the power of hype surrounding the latest alternative scary movie. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
A crudely made, half-clever little frightener that has become something of a pop-culture sensation and most certainly the movie marketing story of the year. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Peli works at mining the unknown, the unknowable, like a minimalist, using small moments and virtually no special effects exceedingly well. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
No-frills chills are what Paranormal Activity offers in unrelenting supply. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
It comes by its screams honestly, earning them with incremental, at times agonizing gradations of old-fashioned, what's-that-noise-in-the-hallway suspense. Full Review
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