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Paranormal Activity Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

For extended sections, this movie is very scary. My frequent self-preserving glimpses away from the screen, just to catch my breath, can confirm that.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B

June 22, 2013
Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Fun as a communal experience in a crowded theater. Scary? Not that often.

Full Review Source: Movie Nation | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 1, 2013
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2011
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Peli teases the audience expertly. Scenes remain silent and still; not for long, but long enough to make you sweat. The terror of anticipation and its abrupt release, particularly in the final scene, is exhilarating.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 27, 2010
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com

It'll take quite some time to recover before you can sleep soundly without wondering if you're really alone in the room.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 12, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A suburban couple mess with dark spirits in the effective low budget chiller.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2010
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Oren Peli in his feature debut has a few jolts in store, and the natural performances of the cast and the aura of reality provided by the video format keep the tension high.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 6, 2010
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Paranormal Activity isn't an actor's film per se, but it wouldn't be as eerily effective without Featherston and Sloat's believable, lived in performances.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B+

January 31, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

I'd rank being stuck in a big quiet house at night as one of life's most easily unnerving experiences, and this movie capitalizes on it.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 9/10

January 10, 2010
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... a fairly satisfying piece of filmmaking and an overhyped piece of cult marketing.

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

January 10, 2010

Rip It Up

Authentically unnerving, exploiting basic fears with flashes of real brilliance and creating something that lingers long in the memory -- and definitely will come back to haunt you in the dark of night.

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 16, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The climax is deliciously scary, and Peli gets considerable mileage from the simple matter of lights inexplicably going on in another room.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 15, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It illustrates one of my favorite points, that silence and waiting can be more entertaining than frantic fast-cutting and berserk f/x. For extended periods here, nothing at all is happening, and believe me, you won't be bored.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 15, 2009

It's not the scariest movie I have ever seen, but it's probably the most efficient and insidious. The noises in my house never seemed so loud or inexplicable as they do after seeing this. It's a great scary treat and the filmmakers should be rewarded wi

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 15, 2009
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)

Paranormal Activity is a remarkable achievement, but ultimately it's just not scary enough to be considered a horror classic.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK) | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2009
Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday

Peli's film revives the honourable tradition of chills-by-suggestion, whereby what we don't see is far scarier than what we do.

Full Review Source: Independent on Sunday

December 4, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Sem sentir necessidade de bombardear a platéia com efeitos visuais e sonoros o tempo inteiro, investe no silêncio e na sutileza para contar sua historinha simples, trocando os sustos corriqueiros por um constante e palpável estado de absoluta tensão.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

December 3, 2009
Giles Hardie
Unknown2

From the changing relationship dynamics to the various reveals, this is a maestro fright flick at its shocking best. And if you're after a film that goes bump in the night, this is the one for you.

Full Review Source: Unknown2 | Original Score: 4/5

December 3, 2009
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

The young couple's (and our) exposure to the demonic forces at play in suburban San Diego is entirely believable and chillingly unforgettable.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 4/5

December 2, 2009
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A suitably suspenseful homemade haunted house creep show made on a low budget that is also a patience tester in need of a fast forward button.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

December 2, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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