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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A spine-tingler directed with fierce finesse. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The story doesn't quite pay off, characters are underwritten and the surprise ending is contrived and unconvincing. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Pulls you in with smooth assurance, then holds you hostage to extremely creepy developments in the most awesome haunted house since "The Shining." show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A natural successor to "The Blair Witch Project" in terms of its small suggestions of horror past and future. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The film isn't remotely scary. That's a shame, because it has top-notch performances by Peter Mullan and David Caruso. show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    You couldn't ask for a better setting for a horror movie. What you could ask for is a better script. show more

  • 80
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    May not quite be more than the sum of its creepy parts, but as a reality-is-fear launch into workaday darkness, it clearly points toward the horror genre's best destiny. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The climactic revelation is a real disappointment, humdrum rather than chilling. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    A marvel of vérité nightmare atmosphere. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Anderson, his superb ensemble cast and inspired cinematographer Uta Briesewitz, appeal at once to the intellect and the emotions as they build suspense and tension mercilessly. show more

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