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The Haunting of Molly Hartley Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 3, 2008
The Haunting of Molly Hartley isn't the least bit haunting. It's just cheap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
November 3, 2008
It would take hallucinations of a powerful kind indeed to find anything worthwhile in The Haunting of Molly Hartley, a dead-on-arrival thriller that resolutely fails to come to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
November 4, 2008
The acting in Haunting is cardboard as can be, and although Bennett tries hard to engage us, she‚(TM)s seemingly interchangeable with any number of teen actresses currently roaming the airwaves at the CW.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 31, 2008
The Haunting of Molly Hartley flirts with having something to say about budding female sexuality and evangelical religion, but it winds up being a pale copy of several of Roman Polanski's more chilling films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2008
High school horror flick more dreary than spooky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 1, 2008
As it races from one unlikely trauma to the next for poor Molly, the movie forgets one key thing: The devil is in the details.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 31, 2008
This is a prime example of horror conceived by people who don't know the genre, for people who don't like horror films. Practically nothing here is interesting, involving, or new, and, worst of all, it isn't even entertaining as pure kitsch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 31, 2008
For those who find bloody noses and whispered voices bone-chilling, heeeeeeere's The Haunting of Molly Hartley.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Eric D. Snider
Cinematical
October 31, 2008
I've read fortune cookies that were scarier, not to mention smarter and more interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
November 7, 2008
I can't believe that Freestyle actually got this movie to be released in the theaters. It's dull, boring, and at best, laughably bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
October 31, 2008
The story's a snooze, so the filmmakers punch it up with smash cuts and thunderclaps that turn the most laughably banal items into cheap jack-in-the-box shocks. They'll make you flinch -- but then again, so will most of the dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 31, 2008
When it comes to excruciating Halloween activities, I think I'd prefer a Milky Way/razor blade surprise to this asinine, pathetic motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 7, 2008
...almost as inept as the movie's advertising campaign, which gives away the 'surprise' ending on the posters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Chelsea Bain
Boston Globe
November 3, 2008
It's no Rosemary's Baby, but for teens looking for a quick fix on All Hallow's Day, it will do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
October 31, 2008
At least High School Musical 3 is proud to be innocent; Haunting is as benign as the gym class bully who backs down at the slightest challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 31, 2008
It was as predictable as a professional wrestling match and had about as much passion as a drunken sloth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 1, 2008
'The Haunting of Molly Hartley' left me as disappointed as a youngster who receives a box of raisins at every house on his/her trick-or-treat route.
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
November 3, 2008
The Haunting of Molly Hartley, sort of an updated Rosemary's Baby for teens, sucks most of the suspense out of its own suspense-thriller before the story even gets going.
| Original Score: 2/4
David Schmeichel
Jam! Movies
November 3, 2008
A more accurate title would have been The Annoying Flashbacks of Molly Hartley, or Molly Hartley's Possibly Genetic Mental Disorder or even Molly Hartley's Series of Super-Sucky Unfortunate Events.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 25, 2009
...an entirely forgettable (and utterly lightweight) horror endeavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
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