• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Scott Derrickson
    In Theaters:
    Oct 12, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 19, 2013
  • Lionsgate Films

Critic Review - Washington Post

The hero of "Sinister" is almost unaccountably dumb. So, unfortunately, is the movie.

October 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Washington Post | Comments (13)
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Iain Dyce

Iain Dyce

too bad you reviewers opinion count for batsh£$, everyone else seems to think the film was one of the best of 2012...oh wait too late ithat has already been decided

Oct 14 - 08:01 AM

Shelby Chandler

Shelby Chandler

The idea that the movie had a "hero" is laughable... do critics even WATCH these movies?

Oct 15 - 01:42 PM

George T.

George Terrace

Clearly they do, sweetheart, because it's on a website dedicated to FILM REVIEWS/NEWS/BOX OFFICE INFO.
Did you watch the film or are you just another empty head throwing mud at the wall?

Oct 20 - 08:00 PM

Adam Sarauer

Adam Sarauer

She wouldn't assume that movie didn't have a hero if she hadn't seen it.

Nov 7 - 07:28 PM

John Arthur Beaman

John Arthur Beaman

There's a lot of good in "Sinister" but Michael Sullivan makes some valid points. The protagonist does make horrible decisions all the way through. If you look past that it must be because the strength of performances, eerie setting and some pretty fun scares along the way outweigh the weaknesses in the plot for you.

Oct 15 - 06:51 PM

Bradley Sundsbarm

Bradley Sundsbarm

like I told this critic you have to look at the fact that the hero was drinking throught the film, he was constantly drunk so it explains why he did the stupid crap he did. (they didnt put all those scenes of him pouring liquor for no reason.)

Oct 18 - 01:15 AM

John Arthur Beaman

John Arthur Beaman

That's an interesting point, but I've been drunk enough to know just how stupid I get. And I can't believe anyone gets more stupid than me. So, I make a pledge to my heretofore unrealized family: if I move to a house that I feel is being stalked by either a demon or a serial killer, you can leave. I'll figure it all out without you ... even drunk off my ass ... and I'll do it with the lights on.

Oct 19 - 09:18 PM

Brandon Wilkins

Brandon Wilkins

Yeah but john he did leave! But it didnt save him did it?

Oct 20 - 11:04 AM

Brandon Wilkins

Brandon Wilkins

This is the scariest movie I have ever seen!!

Oct 20 - 11:03 AM

Bradley Sundsbarm

Bradley Sundsbarm

you do realize that this hero actually made sense, ya sure he did stupid crap like walk outside to the bushes to investigate what he saw out there and stupid crap nobody would ever do sober. but he wasnt really sober now was he, he was constantly drinking throughout the film and if you have ever been drunk before in your life you would know your courage is insane. so in conclusion this film actually made sense in and explained why the hero did the stupid crap that he did.

Oct 18 - 01:11 AM

Lisa Orwitz

Lisa Orwitz

I must be dumb too because it kept me awake at night, isnt that what a good horror movies is suppose to do?

Oct 19 - 07:15 AM

Ryan Carr

Ryan Carr

You good sir are the reason why movie critics need to be able to watch a movie and NOT think of ways how they can come up with convincing lies about why the movie is bad. First off you said that the protagonist had no reason to move into the house is a clear lie. In the opening scene the protagonist wife clearly states that they have moved near crime scenes before so he could always be near his cases. Further more the reason he doesnt move out when the horror happens is because he is completely compelled and willing to do anything to write his next story. Take the scene right after he watches "Hanging Out" he calls the police but before he tells them what happens he looks at his book that made him famous "Kentucky Blood" and hangs up it clearly shows he is throwing safety out the window to get this book done. Furthermore when he was researching the murders he does not go to the occultist right away or even come up with the idea. In reality the deputy gave him the idea and said the police used him before. So good sir before you make a review please watch the movie and please remember why the protagonist is doing what their doing it helps you understand the plot.

Oct 24 - 12:51 PM

Scott Mallon

Scott Mallon

stop trying to be witty and let people know if its scary or not. clearly it was. and that was the point of the movie.

Nov 1 - 12:39 PM

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