The Watcher in the Woods Reviews

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Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
October 17, 2007
The acting and writing are barely professional but the art direction, especially Alan Hume's stunning camerawork, gives the pic a gloss.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 18, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
September 14, 2005
About as scary as a bagel that's been left out on the counter overnight. Okay, maybe it's a raisin bagel. I'll give you that much.
| Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 10, 2002
A movie about how a camera presents a point of view and of how that point of view, if it's not attached to a specific identity, can become menacingly voyeuristic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
When it became obvious that the film's mix of cutesy sentiment and vague scariness wasn't working, the company ordered whole sequences to be rewritten, re-shot or re-edited, then imposed a stupid ending that explains precisely nothing.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 17, 2007
This tepid ghost story fails to focus on either its story or its target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Fans of old-fashioned, atmospheric ghost tales will forgive the film's obvious faults, but even they will have a hard time generating much enthusiasm for the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
August 3, 2004
Horror-Lite.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
December 28, 2004
Creepy later-Bette Davis tale.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Decent but unsophisticated ghost story, best suited for young adults.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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