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The Unborn Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
I truly, truly recommend watching either of those instead of The Unborn. Or your wall. Just staring at your wall is also an acceptable alternative too.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
I kept hoping Oldman would revert to his Sid & Nancy punk persona and kick the little freak in the yarbles like some pain-deserving Springsteen fan, but no such luck.
| Original Score: 0/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012
Unoriginal, unbelievable, utterly unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
March 18, 2010
Smoking-hot heroine. Clever paranormal premise. Painfully clueless conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4.0
Top Critic
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
January 5, 2010
[An] exuberantly creepy mash-up of Jewish folklore, J-horror atmospherics, and demonic possession boilerplate.
Anne Wollenberg
Filmstar Magazine
August 17, 2009
The Unborn is packed full of grisly images and effects, but its apparent attempts to be some kind of Jewish take on The Exorcist fail miserably.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 12, 2009
The best that can be said for Goyer's latest is that it's competent. How competent is a matter of debate, as is the degree to which Goyer is self-aware about the film's camp value. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
August 1, 2009
Should have been aborted.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
July 28, 2009
What The Unborn represents manages to be a thousand times more disturbing than anything Goyer captured with his pen or camera
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
July 15, 2009
There is a senseless scare every 5-7 minutes. Now, after one or two you start to get the giggles but after the third or fourth false scare you begin to Laugh Out Loud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 4, 2009
...boasts few attributes designed to initially capture the viewer's interest...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
July 1, 2009
The Unborn is like a scary movie sentence without the necessary linking verbs. It's all genre gears and no motivational motor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Clay Cane
BET.com
June 10, 2009
The Unborn is a story that should have remained untold and will be forgotten by the end of the weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
'Tis the season of the Hollywood dumps -- which is too bad because I had harbored some small hope for this latest horror offering from David S. Goyer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
March 13, 2009
Full of cheap thrills that mostly consist of people popping up out of nowhere and dialogue comprised largely of theological gobbledygook.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Stratton
The Australian
March 6, 2009
Some of the ideas here may seem original, if questionable, but the treatment -- by writer-director David Goyer -- is strictly conventional, with the shock moments obviously inserted at regular intervals, usually while the heroine is in her underwear.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Simon Thompson
Heart 106.2
March 6, 2009
After a few initial decent scares, the corny dialogue, poor casting and cringe-worthy acting drag this movie into it's own hell. Utter rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Edward Porter
Times (UK)
March 6, 2009
Cue a creepy toddler, various demonically possessed adults and a Jewish exorcism conducted by Gary Oldman. He's a vastly better actor than the film deserves, but he can't make the script seem even slightly better than it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 6, 2009
This foolish film hitches an easy ride from the Holocaust.
Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy
March 6, 2009
The Unborn isn't the worst horror film you'll see in 2009, but the prospect of a sequel (which the film teases at the finale), is probably the biggest fright in the 88 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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