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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The humor and chops are there, but the story isn't quite. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A well-shot but generically dull disappointment. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The result is a largely entertaining picture with too few (and late-arriving) scares to satisfy the multiplex crowd, but one that will please many die-hard genre aficionados. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis NPR

    West's throwback style and disdain for excess allows his characters to shine. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Without a strong story to dance with, all of those fabulous tracking shots, lovingly uncanny art direction details and flickering shafts of light can make The Innkeepers feel more like an exercise in craft than a scary movie. show more

  • 88
    Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine

    Winding up the tension to an almost stubborn degree, Ti West forestalls the inevitable disappointment of its release, a blow that's further softened by how immaculately the whole movie is shot. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Ghost movies like this, depending on imagination and craft, are much more entertaining than movies that scare you by throwing a cat at the camera. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Will The Innkeepers be enough for the young folk? These days there's little middle ground between the determined lack of gore in the "Paranormal Activity" franchise and the determined overabundance offered by so much else. West works in that No Man's Land, intelligently. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Rarely are the characters as well developed and believable as they are here. show more

  • 63
    New York Post

    The Innkeepers is no masterpiece, but you may well leave with your nerves expertly jangled. show more

  • May 27, 2012 jm00000000110968
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    This has to be the WORST disappointment in a recent movie I have had in a movie since the ending of From Hell and that\'s about 10x better and at least had a couple scary parts and good acting! There were NONE in this and I mean NONE! It was so boring. The acting was terrible the guy was even annoying.. I can\'t believe I made it through the whole thing. I just kept waiting for it to get better and it just never did. Sad cause i think the premise was a good one.Really sad. Don\'t waste your time.

  • May 14, 2012 mn00000000123571
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    How did this get good reviews?! Waste of time worst movie I\'ve seen in a long time. Now I\'ve had my movie picking privileges taken away, thanks guys.

  • May 11, 2012 You Big Stud
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    I rented it at red box, my opinion is I should have kept it \" Inn \" the Red Box, worst movie, was expecting to see a scarey Saw type movie, it was just awful.

  • May 01, 2012 uv00000000122701
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    the film has a promising start, good scares, and an optimal performance of Sarah paxton who needs the best films in his career. But stop there, the story gets dragged and has no continuity in the end turns into a disappointing story and a terrible end.

  • March 29, 2012 JAguiar313
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    Write your review here...Ti West\'s follow up to his spooky 80s throwback House of the Devil is a return to a more basic and CGI-less haunted house story and is all the more refreshing for it. Tale of the final days of a supposedly haunted New England hotel is a fun and sometimes downright scary horror chiller that will please those horror fans that can still appreciate the days when effects were done live and scares were generated by the director and his camera, not digital FX artists. West once again takes his time to slowly build the atmosphere as he presents us with the story of the remaining employees of the old Yankee Pedlar Hotel, Claire and Luke (Sara Paxton and Pat Healy) as they decide to do a little paranormal investigating to gain evidence of the hotel\'s haunting before it closes. It gives nothing away to say that they may not like what they find. Ti West starts the film out with a light tone as we get to know these two slackers with an interest in the paranormal and as the story progresses, the tone slowly gets darker until, as with House, West unleashes his supernatural horrors during the intense final act. Some of today\'s impatient horror fans might not appreciate the slow burn but, it worked in House of the Devil as it does with Innkeepers, because, when we finally get to the good stuff, it is all the more effective since we haven\'t been bludgeoned with it from the start. West gives us a few red herrings and some spooky stuff along the way to wet the appetite and thus we are primed and ready when the real scares start. It also doesn\'t hurt that we like Claire and Luke and obviously are afraid for them when then fail to heed a psychic guest\'s (Kelly McGillis) warnings about leaving well enough alone. A really fun, spooky ghost flick that proves once again that Ti West is a legitimate filmmaking talent who\'s work deserves to be noticed.

  • January 31, 2012 Carol Berry
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