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  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A laughably bad horror flick. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    What "The Exorcist" might look like if Madonna rewrote it, this silly fright flick finds college student Casey (Odette Yustman) haunted by a Kabbalistic demon. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    What finally undoes the struggle to maintain suspense is Goyer's dialogue, which is consistently hokey. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    I enjoyed the visual effects used to create some hellish creatures and the amusing nods to "The Exorcist" - cranial rotation, even a spooky staircase. But the movie slips in the last act. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    What more could a horror fan ask for than a spook-fest that feels pure in its intentions while taking full advantage of every opportunity to scare us silly? show more

  • 38
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    This material is offensive. The film may end with a straight-faced reassurance that "no actual Torah scrolls were destroyed or damaged in the making of this motion picture," but it's perfectly willing to exploit the Holocaust for cheap, weak thrills. show more

  • 25
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Maybe approaching The Unborn as horror is the wrong approach. Perhaps this should be seen as a comedy. It is quite possibly the most egregiously laughable high-profile supernatural tale since Roman Polanski and Johnny Depp impaled themselves on "The Ninth Gate." show more

  • 12
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The Unborn joins a growing glut of Holocaust- and Nazi-themed material -- "Valkyrie," "Defiance" - that are long on posturing, suppositions, and righteousness, yet short on moral complexity. Nazism and its crimes have lately inspired theme parks more than actual movies. Too many rides on that roller coaster and I feel sick. show more

  • 20
    Film Threat

    This is the sort of film that fails on every single aspect it aims for. show more

  • 20
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Calling The Unborn a dull, plodding, exposition-crammed slog through a twilight of barely maintained tedium is like calling "Valkyrie" a yawn. It's too easy. show more

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