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My Soul to Take Reviews

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D.K. Holm
Vancouver Voice
October 18, 2010
My Soul to Take ends up being mere Chucky cheese.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 15, 2010
A typically ruthless and cynically comic horror thriller from Craven, set in a high school where the caste system is more terrifying than the possibility of a murderous ghost (the bullying leader of the mean girls is nicknamed 'Fang').
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
October 13, 2010
That Craven is earnestly trying to make an on-the-level, snark-free horror flick signals a welcome sea change in his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Keith Uhlich
Time Out
October 13, 2010
There are plenty of formulaic boo! moments, yet Craven intelligently treats Bug's otherworldly issues like hormonal growing pains that must be tamed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 9, 2010
The silly story can be forgiven. Almost no other living director can instill such a sense of gleeful dread in the autumn woods ... or in an ordinary house.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
What [Wes Craven] wound up with was a witless stab-the-teen time-waster that could be his worst film ever. And considering 2005's wretched Cursed, that's pretty bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Ben Kendrick
October 5, 2012
Places too much time in the hands of disposable characters - so that it is neither a brainless slasher flick nor an immersive character piece based in a serial massacre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
September 22, 2012
"My Soul to Take" is one of the most banal horror films I've seen in the past few years, which makes it surprising that it comes from the mind of horror master Wes Craven, who gave birth to the legendary horror icon Freddy Krueger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
A single-serving package of adrenaline that wears off quickly.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 21, 2011
The filmmaker's red herrings prove depressingly incapable of hiding the real fiend's identity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Everyone in front of and behind the camera look and feel like they're lifting the heaviest, least horrifying ton of bricks invented.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
March 21, 2011
Is it just possible that Craven fumbled the ball this time and gave us the equivalent of a fairly amateur teen horror flick?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 1, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Adam Lippe
February 25, 2011
Clunky bird metaphors, blind kids grabbing for dangling ropes, a Horshack-ian best friend with an abusive stepfather, and a story that would be impossible if any of these kids drove a car, sum up most of the more obvious problems with the film.
R. L. Shaffer
February 10, 2011
Confused, poorly executed, sporadic and incredibly messy, but despite its pitfalls, My Soul to Take is an enormously entertaining bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 5, 2011
There's some malarkey about each kid having inherited one of the maniac's personalities, though Craven never does much with that except to point the finger of suspicion at junior.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 10, 2010
...the film not only marks a low point within Craven's career but also within the horror genre itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
October 30, 2010
It's talky, schlocky and stalk-y.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Kevin A. Ranson
October 27, 2010
With either too much or too little happening on screen and a script juggling too many red herrings at once, My Soul to Take feels like Purgatory... in 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4.0
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 22, 2010
The best thing about My Soul to Take is that it may force folks to revisit Wes Craven's past works and finally realize that he's always been nothing more than a hack in the horror field, a Uwe Boll with a better sense of where to place the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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