The Skeptic (2009)
Average Rating: 3.2/10
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Average Rating: 2.1/10
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A skeptical attorney moves into a beautiful house with an ominous history, only to experience a series of bizarre and frightening occurrences beyond his comprehension. Bryan Becket (Tim Daly) never believed in the supernatural. When Bryan's aunt dies under mysterious circumstances, he dismisses reports that her house is haunted and decides to move in. Almost immediately, Bryan begins to suspect that there is something terribly wrong with the house; voices begin calling out to him from the
May 1, 2009 Wide
Dec 8, 2009
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Old-fashioned in the worst sense, Bardwell's ghost story is heavy on Freud, light on fear.
Tennyson Bardwell's pretentious psycho-supernatural flick doesn't even qualify as guilty-pleasure camp. It's the sort of bad movie that will make you lose faith in the genre altogether.
I'll take a bunch of teenagers terrorized by chain-saw-wielding zombies any day.
Bardwell writes and directs carefully though without inspiration, leaving open the question of whether the house is really haunted.
A mechanical compendium of anti-skepticism clichés, right down to the obligatory post-realization upchuck.
You know you're in trouble when the most appealing element your film is Tom Arnold.
A film with good ideas and performances but weak, predictable, two-dimensional, frustrating dialogue.
While horror movies have become tedious fare, relying on recycled gotcha scare tactics, this brainteaser blend of the logical, psychological and psychic aims to keep viewers on their toes, as well as at the edge of their seats.
This old-fashioned psychological ghost story ... repeatedly compels supposedly mature and intelligent people to do preposterous things in order to keep the plot moving.
Too tepid to ever get your heart racing and too simple to engage the mind.
The supernatural is the hobgoblin of the titular doubting Thomas in The Skeptic, though judging by writer-director Tennyson Bardwell's hapless mood shifts in this tepid horror-comedy, it seems consistency of tone deserves even less credibility.
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