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John Carpenter's The Ward

Rated R for violence and disturbing images.

R In Theaters 07/8/2011 , 86min.
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September 06, 2011
This was an awesome movie. You know something was going to happen . but never knew when and the ending was not expected

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Austin Chronicle
So yeah, the great man is welcome on our screens any day. On the other hand, Carpenter's comeback packs very little of his usual cinematic flair. It's not even all that scary. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Fans excited to see John Carpenter back in bigscreen action after nine years' absence will find limited cause for joy in The Ward, a horror opus that briskly -- maybe too briskly -- charts ghostly doings at a nuthouse. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
Its ostentatious sense of horror -- think later-day Argento -- is far from suggestive, though some of its queasier moments effectively tap into our fears of not-so-bygone forms of invasive physical therapy. Full Review
Eric Kohn
The Ward succeeds mainly as a checklist that keeps it consistent with Carpenter's nearly forty years of work. It has none of the smart genre appeal that put him on the map, instead resembling a desperate knock-off by someone with far less talent. Carpenter either lost his groove or the will to use it. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Quaintly old-fashioned in style, plot and special effects, this familiar tale of female derangement and institutional abuse is too tame to scare and too shallow to engage. Full Review
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