The Haunting Reviews

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October 24, 2020
There's little about this film that isn't daft in the extreme.
July 25, 2020
Reduces Shirley Jackson's disturbing portraiture into a puzzle box with the solution written on the outside.
February 26, 2020
The men who made this movie forgot one simple rule of horror: It is what we don't know, and what we cannot see that leaves us quaking in our boots.
October 14, 2019
The movie soon swerves off course. And by the end, it degenerates into the standard special-effects orgy, with Taylor mouthing schmaltzy Hollywood action-movie catchphrases
November 7, 2018
...an adaptation that manages to fare even worse than its subpar source material.
June 1, 2018
With lackluster effects and no atmosphere, this is a horror that horrifies in the wrong way.
March 2, 2018
A ghost has to work overtime to haunt Hill House...the best-that-money-can-buy technology of The Haunting shows how little you can make of too much.
November 28, 2017
None of the frights or special effects is any great shakes.
February 2, 2014
The bombastic overkill that helped make De Bont's Speed 2 the most disappointing sequel of the decade is in full bloom here.
August 13, 2011
Unfortunately, the film's sets and special effects overwhelm its plot and cast.
December 28, 2010
High-tech remake is dumb and overblown.
September 17, 2007
When you're not yawning at the digital ghosts, you're watching a cast of fine actors dogpaddling in cliches and terrible dialogue.
July 14, 2007
May 26, 2006
Director Jan De Bont tries to impress us with an increasing onslaught of special effects, but forgets that we really just want to be scared.
January 9, 2006
May 20, 2003
February 8, 2003
December 8, 2002
April 20, 2002
...testament to the fact that well enough should be left alone.
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
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