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Afflicted Reviews

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Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)
March 1, 2016
This isn't the most exhilarating or groundbreaking endeavor of the horror genre, yet its cinematic and visual modus operandi works like a charm.
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
June 30, 2014
Afflicted may be slightly more entertaining than most others films of the same type, but it's still unable to hide the fact that it's just as empty as most of them as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
June 13, 2014
When it comes to the ongoing cycle of handheld horror films at the local movie theater, there are far worse choices than a movie like Afflicted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
April 17, 2014
Lee and Prowse clearly have filmmaking abilities, but Afflicted doesn't feel complete. It's more of a cinematic sharpening stone than a deeply considered merging of genre and style.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 4, 2014
A mix of "Innocent Blood," and Cronenberg's "The Fly," with a hefty injection of "Chronicle."
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 4, 2014
There's life yet in the found-footage horror genre.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 4, 2014
The best found-footage movie since CHRONICLE. Ambitious, and beautifully shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com
April 4, 2014
"Afflicted" is as emotionally involving as a really accomplished special-effects sizzle reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
April 4, 2014
Runs smack into a number of generic clichés, from the back-and-forth bickering about how to deal with the situation to a lazy underlying misogyny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jay Stone
Canada.com
April 3, 2014
"Found footage" has become a tired technique, but Lee and Prowse, who also wrote the screenplay, give it new life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Justin Chang
Variety
April 3, 2014
A nifty found-footage thriller that marks a promising debut for writing-directing duo Clif Prowse and Derek Lee.
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
April 3, 2014
smart enough to fill the void with an intriguing idea, effectively executed
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
April 3, 2014
Ambitious in scope and practically flawless in execution, Afflicted is good news for horror fans seeking something fresh and chilling from two impressively assured young filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve
April 3, 2014
Multiple shots are thrillingly disorienting without straying into incoherence-a tricky line to walk-and it's genuinely hard to tell whether certain effects [...] are practical or computer-generated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
April 3, 2014
...illustrates the full cycle of evolution that the genre has endured since it first creeped us out.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jordan Hoffman
ScreenCrush
April 3, 2014
[Afflicted] evokes the escalating panic of a nightmare far better than the usual cheap horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
March 31, 2014
Nonetheless, we all know this terrain pretty well by now, and as Derek begins to change, each phase of his transformation feels overly familiar to anyone with a working knowledge of popular horror tropes.
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
March 20, 2014
Afflicted is an unconventional horror movie with the guts to successfully reinvent not only one stale horror subgenre - but two.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
October 15, 2013
Cool, creepy stuff that should please horror nuts and relative scaredy-cats in equal measure.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 14, 2013
...the movie's appealing, affable atmosphere [is] perpetuated by both the first-person presentation and the personable nature of the two central characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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