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The Abandoned

(2007)

Rated R for violence/gore, some disturbing images, nudity and language.

R In Theaters 02/23/2007 , 99min.
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Viewer Score
70%
Viewer score based on 10 ratings
42%
Critic score based on 8 reviews

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May 22, 2008
boredhorny76
This was a total waste of money. The movie was devoid of a storyline.It was painful having to sit through this joke of a movie.
May 22, 2008
seema764
nice very scary the sound track was outstanding i haven,t see a great horror like this in a while.
May 22, 2008
spagnewarts
I love a good ghost story as this claims to be.I kept waiting for it to get better but maybe the last 20 minutes of the movie is good because you finally understand what is going on.My son is 16 and he got mad that he could have seen something better.I didnt blame him!Save your money and watch it on video.
May 22, 2008
wstovtime
In the first 10 minutes of this movie I wanted to kill the main character myself. This could have been a good movie with a little more time and effort. I give it the "I WANT MY MONEY BACK AWARD OF THE YEAR!" Shame on you hollywood for making this crap. Zero Stars.
May 22, 2008
bbigrob1
great movie was real scarry great filming

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L.A. Weekly
Cerda's striking creep-show atmospherics, desaturated palette and off-kilter editing rhythms are a style in search of a movie: The muddled "Twilight Zone" payoff here is hardly enough to justify a sluggish two-character round-robin of "Don't look in the basement!" The last thing a filmmaker named Nacho needs is more cheese. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
After a while, Mr. Cerd exhausts his repertory of spooky effects -- too many dark hallways and illogical, foreboding point-of-view shots -- and you begin to hunger for exposition, always a bad sign in a horror film. Even worse is that, by the time the explanations arrive, you no longer care. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
Minimally plotted but beautifully atmospheric nightmare. Full Review
Erin Meister
Boston Globe
With a "Lost"-meets-"The Haunting" plot and a handful of convoluted thematic twists involving family, history, murder, and death, The Abandoned limps into a nebulous kind of horror netherworld, peppered with painfully long tension-building sequences and unimaginative dialogue. Full Review
Ken Fox
TV Guide
By the film's downbeat climax, Cerda's dread of death and uncertainty about digging too deeply into what's better left buried have become palpable, and The Abandoned lingers beneath the skin as any decent horror movie should. Full Review

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