V/H/S Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
October 4, 2012
On the surface, these may indeed sound like they would be interesting stories to put together for a horror collection, but sadly, "V/H/S" suffers from a very poor level of writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
October 4, 2012
[Embodies] the whole found footage horror genre: there's a few highlights, most of it doesn't work at all, and after a while the 'reality' feels especially artificial.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Tom Clift
Moviedex
August 8, 2012
Incomprehensible camera-work, dodgy acting, repetitious pacing, lazy jump scares and low-resolution boobies
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John Gholson
Movies.com
March 15, 2012
The shorts taken on their own might be perfectly acceptable found-footage episodes, but digested as a whole film, packaged together, it becomes a difficult thing to watch.
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
January 13, 2013
Some of the segments are more successful than others, but all of them could do with better actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
March 17, 2012
Sadly, V/H/S is more miss than hit.
Chris Buckle
The Skinny
January 17, 2013
Fails to fulfil its grisly potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 4, 2012
What's the point? None of the segments is particularly compelling. Strung together, it's way too much of a muchness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 5, 2012
Two hours of nausea-inducing shaky cam footage that fails to tell a coherent or engrossing central story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
November 29, 2012
Tiresome turkey seldom provokes anything but weary derision.
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
November 21, 2012
With some work on the script and some polish, this could have been an interesting film. Instead, it's just an experiment with mixed results.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
October 4, 2012
Six horror shorts - one sings, the others mostly don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 4, 2012
Even the title feels like a suggestion that you're better off waiting to watch it at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
In too many of the shorts, bad acting quickly undermines the "authenticity" the aesthetics labor to achieve.
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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
October 5, 2012
I came, I saw, I hunkered.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 4, 2012
I did like the first segment, but the others are the reasons why I normally dislike many entries from the horror genre. It's an interesting concept, but unfortunately it just falls apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
October 5, 2012
Watching douche bags get their comeuppance loses its charms the fourth or fifth time through.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 6, 2012
While two of the tales retain a satisfying bite, the experiment as a whole is tiring and often ridiculous, spending most of its energy supporting a concept that wears out its welcome after ten minutes of exposure.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 19, 2013
It might well be a brand-new different kind of found footage movie, but it's no better a work of horror cinema as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
January 18, 2013
This has been attracting a lot of enthusiasm from horror buffs but it is hard to see why.
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