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The Skeptic Reviews

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
May 3, 2009
While horror movies have become tedious fare, relying on recycled gotcha scare tactics, this brainteaser blend of the logical, psychological and psychic aims to keep viewers on their toes, as well as at the edge of their seats.
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2009
Old-fashioned in the worst sense, Bardwell's ghost story is heavy on Freud, light on fear.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
May 7, 2009
You know you're in trouble when the most appealing element your film is Tom Arnold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
May 6, 2009
A film with good ideas and performances but weak, predictable, two-dimensional, frustrating dialogue.
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine
May 1, 2009
Polished but dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
May 1, 2009
This old-fashioned psychological ghost story ... repeatedly compels supposedly mature and intelligent people to do preposterous things in order to keep the plot moving.
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David Fear
Time Out
May 1, 2009
Tennyson Bardwell's pretentious psycho-supernatural flick doesn't even qualify as guilty-pleasure camp. It's the sort of bad movie that will make you lose faith in the genre altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 1, 2009
I'll take a bunch of teenagers terrorized by chain-saw-wielding zombies any day.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Frank Lovece
Hollywood Reporter
May 1, 2009
Bardwell writes and directs carefully though without inspiration, leaving open the question of whether the house is really haunted.
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
April 30, 2009
Too tepid to ever get your heart racing and too simple to engage the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
April 28, 2009
A mechanical compendium of anti-skepticism clichés, right down to the obligatory post-realization upchuck.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
April 27, 2009
The supernatural is the hobgoblin of the titular doubting Thomas in The Skeptic, though judging by writer-director Tennyson Bardwell's hapless mood shifts in this tepid horror-comedy, it seems consistency of tone deserves even less credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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