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House at the End of the Street Reviews

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A.A. Dowd
Time Out New York
September 25, 2012
Shockingly uneventful, this horror film marks time until dropping its big, dumb reveal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 22, 2012
A choppily edited, poorly timed mess with little continuity, overloaded with aural shocks in a desperate attempt to compensate for its minimal suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
September 22, 2012
Tonderai steers the story cleanly around its queasy hairpin turns, perversely toying with one of pop cinema's most cherished clichés: the audience's inculcated desire to side with the underdog.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 21, 2012
There are one or two clever plot twists that are subsequently followed up by a cavalcade of ridiculous, credibility-stretching ones.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2012
What could be so bad about a new Jennifer Lawrence movie that its distributor opts to keep it away from critics and release it with minimal ad support? Please, allow "House at the End of the Street" to answer that question.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 21, 2012
This is the rare horror film so bad you almost wish it had turned into a good old connect-the-gory-dots slasher movie. The only mystery at work is how Lawrence's agent ever let her sign on.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 21, 2012
Goes flat and generic, substituting jump-scares and visual twitchiness for the psychological complexity that might have sold the horror.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
September 21, 2012
Originality, or lack thereof, isn't really the movie's problem. Execution is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Berkshire
Variety
September 21, 2012
A schlockly spin on the girl-in-jeopardy genre.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
September 21, 2012
Feisty girl + troubled young man + house full of ugly secrets = hackneyed horror movie you've seen a hundred times before, even if Jennifer Lawrence keeps it watchable.
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William Goss
Film.com
September 21, 2012
Bland, bloodless babysitter bait.
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
September 21, 2012
A thriller with a twisted ending that feels clumsy, laboured and unconvincing throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
September 21, 2012
Lawrence is perfectly in character yet somehow outside it too, floating above Elissa and the weak movie alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4