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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 40 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It scared the living crap out of me. Only at the movies is that a compliment. show more

  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    I'd be shocked if we see a better horror film in 2013. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The net result is an entertainingly frightening film that keeps the audience in a state of alarmed, but eager, anticipation. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The big difference is that "The Exorcist" took the nation by storm with fresh ideas and brilliant filmmaking. The Conjuring conjures with amped-up echoes of old ideas, and represents a bet that they still retain their creepy appeal for today's audience. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    Unexpectedly fresh, alive, and vibrant - and wonderfully traumatizing. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    If The Conjuring were less of a con job, horror fans would not feel equally as trapped. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The handsomely shot, expertly button-pushing scare-fest has the polish and the cast to draw older audiences who grew up on shockers built from performances rather than CGI. show more

  • 80
    William Goss

    Wan has marshaled his crack sense of supernatural menace into making his most satisfying scare story yet. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The movie belongs to the women, for once, and The Conjuring doesn't exploit or mangle the female characters in the usual ways. Farmiga, playing a true believer, makes every spectral sighting and human response matter; Taylor is equally fine, and when she's playing a "hide-and-clap" blindfold game with her girls, she's like a kid herself, about to get the jolt of her life. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The pervasive aura of creepiness more than compensates for the low body count and inventive use of sharp instrumentation. show more

  • January 05, 2014 ee00000000176198
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    Really well done horror movie. Scary as hell without being overly cheesy. Gets pretty intense at the end; I can\'t remember the last time a horror movie moved me to tears (has that ever happened?). It\'s good. Definitely watch it in the dark.

  • December 07, 2013 Sir Raymond
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    Yep ! One of this yrs. best ! See it at nite with the lights out and the doors locked. Its that good !

  • September 26, 2013 dl00000000166790
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    While watching this movie you cant help but think you have seen this movie before. Thats because you have. The Warrens are a long know ghost pimps that include the Ammityville hoax . They been cooking up Hollywood scripts for years. This is another scam of theres. Save your money.

  • September 04, 2013 rhondawyma
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    I LOVE movies like this TRUE AND SCARY !!! YES!!! I LOVE THIS MOVIE I can\'t wait to watch all of it and not just the trailer!!! Everybody should watch this IF YOU CAN HANDLE IT !!!

  • August 30, 2013 pcaracciolo1
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    Scary ****!!!

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  • August 27, 2013 jacquejo
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    Sure wouldn\'t fall asleep during this one!

  • August 22, 2013 David
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    Now I know why I\'m not a horror fan. Boring, just a bunch of re-hashed clichés strung together from tired old B movies. I wasn\'t scared once

  • August 19, 2013 RedBaronNSnoopy2
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    Waste of $. Might be exciting for those viewers who are under the age of 15, but most of the adults in my theater didn\'t like it at all. Predictable.

  • August 18, 2013 nver400
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    Terrible. I don\'t see what all the good reviews are about. This movie is a bunch of horror movies spliced together to make it look original. I couldn\'t wait for it to end.


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