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The Amityville Horror Reviews

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 10, 2006
the original wasn't really that great, nor did it have a substantial cult following to justify a remake. So, unusual as it may be, this remake is a much, much better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heidi Martinuzzi
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The Amityville Horror is just another decidedly bland, but mildly entertaining, horror film churned out in the rush to cash in on the reemergence of horror in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 28, 2005
Douglas logra varios momentos de tensión en los que, si se va al cine con la suficiente intención de disfrutar la película, llega a generar uno que otro buen susto.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com
October 3, 2005
out-fakes the first film ups the dosage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 14, 2005
Reynolds is well cast in the lead - it's genuinely upsetting as the house starts to chip away at his Nice Guy persona. He also spends a huge amount of the film either half-naked or dripping wet, if you like that sort of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
May 14, 2005
Punchy, frightening, and far slicker than the original - but for all the refurbishment, something's still not quite right with this haunted house.
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
May 14, 2005
An efficient, schlocky remake from the guys who disinterred The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror is actually slightly better than its 1979 inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
May 10, 2005
If you're to judge Amityville merely by asking the question, is it scary enough?, then yeah, it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2005
That it's based on true events makes it much more fascinating, even though the filmmakers have bent the story to fit the structure of a horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 16, 2005
Indescribably nerve-wracking.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2005
'The shocks are many and well delivered. I dare you not to jump at least once.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rafe Telsch
CinemaBlend.com
April 15, 2005
Reynold's transformation is akin to Jack Nicholson's Jack Torrance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
April 15, 2005
It retains the cheesy look of the 1979 original, pure schlock not gussied up to appear to be anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 15, 2005
The original is still creepy, but this Horror will have fans jumping in their seats and talking back to the screen.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
April 15, 2005
The startling thing about the remake is that it's one of the better horror films to hit screens in recent months, thanks to its refusal to take itself too seriously.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
April 15, 2005
It will creep you out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
April 15, 2005
On almost every level, this remake is a marked improvement.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
April 15, 2005
Despite its flaws, The Amityville Horror is good at scaring the popcorn out of your hand.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
April 15, 2005
... a creepy crowd pleaser... Ryan Reynolds doesn't waste his shot to go all Nicholson on a helpless family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
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