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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Won't make anyone forget "The Shining," but it's a nice throwback to the days when scary movies featured pretty good actors, a plot that holds together and a couple of creepy-looking ghost kids. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Don't be too quick to turn down The Uninvited. A stylish horror thriller in the vein of "The Ring," it's well-acted, frightening and handsomely produced show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The plot borrows as freely from Hitchcock and Henry James as from the Bard of Avon, and doesn't make scrupulous sense, though I'd have to see the film again, which I won't do, to make sure it doesn't cheat. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    With visual nods to Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" and a fairly faithful adherence to the tenor and tone of the Korean scare genre, The Uninvited doesn't startle and shock so much as it lulls you into a series of unsettling, hallucinogenic set pieces. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Yeah, this is pretty much your classic been-there, done-that scenario: evil stepmother, clueless father, imperiled teen. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is still cheesy rather than deliciously scary. It never really generates sustained suspense. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Emily Browning's face helps The Uninvited work so well...She makes you fear for her, and that's half the battle. Yet she's so fresh she's ready for a Jane Austen role. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The Uninvited is a flawed production, but gratifying in the way it delivers. The interesting and unique elements of the movie effectively compensate for the formulaic way in which the plot develops. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The actors are strong, however, and Banks in particular shows some skill and wiles in keeping her rascally stepmother stereotype lively. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The first Hollywood horror flick I've seen that seems like it was made specifically for 12-year-olds. show more

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