The Blair Witch Project Reviews

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Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
September 29, 2014
Feel free to admire it: As a cheeky, clever stunt, it deserves it. Enjoying it fully might be a bit more difficult.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 24, 2007
The viewer never glimpses anything more than the shadow of a clever movie.
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
The lofty talk in the press of its being a new horror masterpiece is nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
The film is a faux documentary, made by two first-time filmmakers.
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
An innovative concept and well-improvised dialogue is no substitute for coherent narrative vision.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
An innovative idea marred by poor execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 3, 2003
I can readily understand why some people, more willing than I to suspend their disbelief, would be frightened out of their wits by the goings on.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
They just want to scare us by confusing us, disorienting us, and by playing a simple trick on our inner ear.
| Original Score: C-
R. L. Shaffer
October 26, 2010
A brilliant marketing campaign, to be sure, but this Z-grade con of a film offers no payoff for audiences looking to be scared.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
What we have here is a group of kids who scream like banshees, uttering obscenities without a clever piece of dialogue!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cornell & Petricelli
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Blair Witch is far from being an antidote to rampant special effects over-dependence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Scary? Not for a second. Even so, the next project by these two directors is something to look forward to. At least they are willing to take risks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
I thought it was an original idea with an extremely authentic look and acting from its main characters, but God help if I didn't really find it all that interesting, scary or even entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 1, 2001
See it, enjoy it, forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
October 5, 2013
Its shaky camera work and fuzzy images get monotonous after a while, and there's not much room for character development within the very limited plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
The tiny plot meanders forlornly, resorting to spook touches that were old before the brothers Grimm were born.
Tom Block
September 18, 2001
...the movie isn't half as diabolical as its marketing plan.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
Where is the suspense? Where is the involvement? Where is the identification?
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 5, 2013
It's like watching actors rehearse Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf in the forest.
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