An American Haunting Reviews

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
May 12, 2006
The star of Don't Look Now and the star of Carrie appearing in a film as weak as this - now that's scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 12, 2006
On more than one occasion...a girl scrapes her fingernails across a wood floor as an invisible poltergeist attacks her. The wood floor may not be a chalkboard, but it's close enough.
| Original Score: 1/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 10, 2006
Writer-director Courtney Solomon can't decide what kind of movie he's making.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
May 9, 2006
Frighteningly bad
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 8, 2006
Whatever really lurks behind the story of the kinda-famous Bell Witch remains hidden in "An American Haunting," a murky script that only makes us wonder all the more: What the heck?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 8, 2006
This is one of the more annoying, irritating, obnoxiously un-scary scary movies in recent memory.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
May 8, 2006
Just a lot of loud noises designed to make you jump.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
May 7, 2006
like spending an afternoon in the world's lamest haunted house.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 7, 2006
Solomon's flimsy fright fable An American Haunting couldn't scare a lobbyist from a Washington D.C. politician's picnic...a sluggish period piece boofest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 7, 2006
If you're a believer in ghosts and spirits you might enjoy this film. It just made me want to find out what really happened in that house.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
May 6, 2006
Despite . . . general bumpings in the night, not to mention several rounds of people getting smacked around by unseen hands, [it's] just a whole lot of nothing going on
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 6, 2006
The only real mystery about this nineteenth-century Exorcist is what could have possessed Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek to agree to star in it.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 6, 2006
Great scary atmosphere, but the film's loud sound effects, repetitive thrashing-about scenes, and overpowering music just about drove me nuts.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
May 6, 2006
Boggles the mind with how many things it gets wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
May 6, 2006
a cross between "Masterpiece Theater" and "The Exorcist."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
May 5, 2006
Someone should call The Ghostbusters to make An American Haunting disappear from movie theaters like a ghost is expelled during an exorcism.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Top Critic
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
May 5, 2006
This is the type of movie that you should be getting for free on television.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 5, 2006
Throughout the film, doors slam, windows shatter and poor, battered Betsy wakes up screaming with tiresome regularity; even Sutherland appears bored by it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 5, 2006
There's thunder and lightning and wall-to-wall music. But it still doesn't add up to much of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 5, 2006
The dark force behind this movie is the relentless power of cliche.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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