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The Conjuring Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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It's generic and lazy as storytelling, but this time there's almost enough playful camerawork to distract from the feeble conception.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 18, 2013
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Wan has gotten very good at crafting those creepy moments; now he just needs to apply them to a more interesting story.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 18, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

The sound effects are the aural equivalent of a 21st century form of digital diarrhoea, guaranteed to leave the hairs on the back of your neck suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

August 2, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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This saga of demonic possession deploys the full audio firepower of modern multiplexes, and does so with brain-battering frequency, like a ghostbusting version of a Japanese Taiko drum ensemble.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 18, 2013
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

There's nothing new or original about it, but it's entertaining enough, and one can't help but respect the craft that went into making something catchy out of component parts stolen from others.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 16, 2013
Jordan Hoffman
ScreenCrush

You've seen it before, you'll see it again.

Full Review Source: ScreenCrush | Original Score: 6/10

June 26, 2013
Clay Cane
BET.com

A character declares, 'God brought us together for a reason!' Too bad it was for this movie, another over-hyped horror flick rehashing a four-decade old storyline.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: D

July 19, 2013
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute

Could it be director James Wan was just a little too reverential? Because just when we couldn't need a chill down the spine more, this carefully made horror story delivers way too late in the game.

Full Review Source: The Movie Minute

July 17, 2013
Nick Schager
Film Journal International

Haunted-house tales don't come more imitative than The Conjuring, which doesn't emulate demonic-infestation and possession tales like The Amityville Horror and The Exorcist so much as operate as a veritable compendium of their myriad tropes.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 16, 2013
Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com

Watching "The Conjuring" is like getting a tour of a haunted house attraction from someone that pushes, and pulls you through every room.

Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com | Original Score: 1/4

July 19, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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"The Conjuring" wants Dan and Lorraine to seem like Indiana Jones-style hunters of the supernatural, but in this basic jolt-provider, they're as fascinating as the Jersey Devil.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

July 17, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Here is a humdrum hunk of am-dram Gothic, lent prestige by a few specious avowals of its basis in a true exorcism case.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 1, 2013
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

Any hints of a smarter agenda serve to cloud the main one: "The Conjuring" has been engineered to freak you out.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: C+

July 17, 2013
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Advance word that this would be the scariest horror since Amityville proves well wide of the mark.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

December 16, 2013
Matt Pais
RedEye

Like a game of spot the cliche.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 18, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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[Wan's] entire film is possessed - by other films.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 19, 2013
Wesley Morris
Grantland
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Every hand that reaches into a wardrobe, every nervous trip into that basement just gets on your nerves. Satan needs to get over himself.

Full Review Source: Grantland

January 6, 2014
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The poster for The Conjuring boasts "from the director of Saw and Insidious", which was a much wiser choice than "from the writers of The Reaping".

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 18, 2013
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

These things run on faith, not reason, like the silly amateur exorcism that will have to be intoned when a priest is too far away and the silly scientific paraphernalia carted around.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

September 12, 2013
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Though The Conjuring claims to be based on a true story, in truth it's based on every horror film that's come before it.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2013
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