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An American Haunting Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 7, 2006
If you're a believer in ghosts and spirits you might enjoy this film. It just made me want to find out what really happened in that house.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
May 5, 2006
Spacek and Sutherland could do work like this in their sleep ... and now we have the proof.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Douglas
May 3, 2006
The ending is handled so poorly that you forget how much you might have enjoyed the rest of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 8, 2006
This is one of the more annoying, irritating, obnoxiously un-scary scary movies in recent memory.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 2, 2007
it becomes haunted by the unwelcome presence of heavy-handedness, making it seem more like a busy domestic melodrama (with a ghost) than a truly unnerving chiller.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 1, 2006
An American Haunting takes the spurious "based on real events" claim to new extremes
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
May 8, 2006
Just a lot of loud noises designed to make you jump.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 3, 2006
Director Courtney Solomon's script is a catalogue of the standard Exorcist-style special effects, hammered home by Caine Davidson's musical score, one of the most irritating and nerve-wracking assemblies of noise in movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 5, 2006
The dark force behind this movie is the relentless power of cliche.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
April 19, 2009
The frights are few and the moment of horrific revelation is a big letdown in writer/director Courtney Solomon's cinematic treatment of Brent Monahan's novel "The Bell Witch: An American Haunting."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 7, 2006
Solomon's flimsy fright fable An American Haunting couldn't scare a lobbyist from a Washington D.C. politician's picnic...a sluggish period piece boofest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 24, 2007
Takes the most documented ghost story in history and doesn't create one truly scary moment.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 3, 2006
This allegedly true tale of demonic possession is weighed down by period detail and ponderous storytelling, which soon get the better of its Exorcist-inspired levitations, flying crucifixes and noisy poltergeist activity.
Joe Utichi
June 3, 2006
A collection of cheap jump-scares and tacky clichéd imagery that we've seen a million times before.
| Original Score: 2/5
Willie Waffle
May 5, 2006
Someone should call The Ghostbusters to make An American Haunting disappear from movie theaters like a ghost is expelled during an exorcism.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 14, 2006
More like "An American Hanging." It slips a big noose of banality around its audience's necks and then tightens the rope until unconsciousness sets in.
| Original Score: F
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 4, 2006
[F]rightfully dull...
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 6, 2006
Great scary atmosphere, but the film's loud sound effects, repetitive thrashing-about scenes, and overpowering music just about drove me nuts.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 3, 2007
Frank Wilkins
Reel Reviews
June 3, 2006
Andrew Pulver
June 3, 2006

Los Angeles Daily News
December 30, 2006

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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