The Uninvited Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 9, 2013
'Tthis is the only way I can paint you,' says Milland, at the piano. 'Some black keys, and some white.' The speaker might as well be cinematographer Charles Lang, whose painterly compositions -- some black keys, and some white -- make this a spooky gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
November 5, 2013
Its thrills and chills are little frissons that tickle the imagination instead of grabbing by the throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 31, 2013
This proves to be more than just a ghost story, as the twists turn it into a full-blown mystery that stirs up memories of Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 29, 2013
a serious-minded, visually elegant chiller with real dramatic weight that was destined to stand apart
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
October 28, 2013
The Uninvited was...one of the first films to treat the supernatural seriously, and to play ghosts and hauntings as something other than fodder for comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 27, 2009
For modern audiences, the movie is more elegantly creepy than truly scary, but it still charms.
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
February 15, 2009
Decidedly more spooky than scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 30, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 31, 2005
[T]here's some genuinely spooky stuff here, the wailing sobs that wrack the seaside house on the gloomy cliff and all...
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 19, 2005
An impressive, though outdated, old-fashioned ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 23, 2004
Brilliant! One of the greatest of all ghost stories.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 30, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 10, 1944
Full Review | Original Score: C

Screen International
January 30, 2009
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 30, 2009
Top Critic

Variety
January 30, 2009
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006

Film4
May 24, 2003
Top Critic
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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