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The Mothman Prophecies Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Faced with such an unlikely mishmash of unexplainable events, you've given up believing anything by the time the popcorn's gone.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 7, 2014
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Psychological thriller may deeply upset some kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 28, 2010
Nick Rogers

The stylish bleakness keeps you off-balance with unreliable narration and an unforgettable conclusion. The more it accelerates rant-and-rave paranoia, the greater it gets - a campfire-ready chiller whose subconscious embers glow long after it's over.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 19, 2010
David Ansen
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Pellington knows, as did the 1940s master of horror Val Lewton, that what you don't see can raise far more goose bumps than what you do.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

September 29, 2008
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Messy but eerie.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

The last reel or so is an embarrassment -- or entertainment at long last, depending on how you look at it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

July 18, 2008
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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This is the scariest movie I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 11, 2008
Robert Koehler
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Director Mark Pellington hardly lets a moment pass without suggesting some bad vibes creeping onto the edges of the screen, but he's let down by Richard Hatem's script.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 11, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The Mothman Prophecies is the kind of solemn, credulous junk that Men in Black so cleverly sent up.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

January 11, 2008
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Gere does a great deal in solo scenes with no dialogue, suggesting that he might not be as alone in the dark as he seems.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2006
Emanuel Levy

In promoting its cliche-ridden sci-fi-horror, Sony is using the tage "based on true story," as if the "factulaity" of the text is a badge of honor, or necessary condition for taking the schlocky flick more seriously.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

December 25, 2006
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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There are certainly strong moments and efficient set pieces here, too, but for all the claims that the film, adapted from a 1975 book by John Keel, is based on real events, Pellington fails to sustain credibility.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

A big disappointment.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 1/4

September 30, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Few recent movies have such portentous and eerie nocturnal scenes ...Don't let this one fly away-it's a real wing-dinger.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

September 23, 2004
Michael Szymanski

It's bone-chillingly, back-crawlingly, heart-stoppingly scary!

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 24, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Criando um clima de suspense e tensão eficaz, Pellington narra uma história intrigante e bem resolvida.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2003
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The story is eerie and gets under the skin, but director Mark Pellington is unable to recreate the suspense found in the best supernatural thrillers.

| Original Score: B-

May 30, 2003
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Destined to enjoy a late night video audience for many years to come.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 3/5

May 22, 2003
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

You would probably be better off watching an episode of The X-Files instead . . .

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

April 9, 2003
Brian Mckay

An effective visual style and campfire-storytelling flair. The climax manages to effectively tie most of the ideas together with chilling resolution.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

March 19, 2003
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