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Apollo 18 Reviews

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Sean Kernan
We Got This Covered
March 1, 2013
The 'found footage' horror movie Apollo 18 recycles the premise of The Blair Witch Project on the moon and still manages a few good scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 6, 2012
if you can push past the suspension of disbelief, it's a pretty eerie ride
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
Movies with 'found footage' have become quite popular since the advent of 'The Blair Witch Project.' The authentic feel adds to the horror element as these movies unfold. (One great example is 'The Last Exorcism,' a sadly under-seen movie.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Calvin Baxter
SFX Magazine
October 4, 2011
There are a couple of moments here that are as marrow-freezing as anything in Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
September 23, 2011
A simple sci-fi horror with just enough scares to keep you interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grae Drake
September 9, 2011
[It] really delivers a fun, tense experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
September 9, 2011
Apollo 18 is an intriguing, if never enthralling, fusion of period space-flight procedural, conspiracy theory, and monster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
September 8, 2011
Will bring back a lot memories for anyone who lived through the space race.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
D.K. Holm
Vancouver Voice
September 7, 2011
Apollo 18 is presented with winning earnestness.
Tom Brennan
Dark Horizons
September 6, 2011
Director Gonzalo López-Gallego exploits every possible tool within the confines of the genre and manages to create moments of true tension and genuine scares.
Fred Topel
September 5, 2011
Every great horror movement eventually has to make it into space. Hellraiser went there, Jason went there, even Leprechaun went there. Now the found footage genre goes into space. Thank God too.
Glenn Lovell
September 3, 2011
One giant leap for Big Brother ... scruffy, seat-of-the-pants filmmaking. The kind of thing you don't see much any more ... could do for Lopez-Gallego what 'Dark Star' did for John Carpenter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
September 2, 2011
Suffice it to say that the suspense works, and the obligatory sequel hook genuinely intrigues us with its possibilities rather than merely threatening a retread.
| Original Score: B+
Tim Grierson
Screen International
September 2, 2011
Audiences hoping for something in the vein of Paranormal Activity won't be disappointed, although the film can be faulted for sticking too close to a familiar formula.
Thomas Leupp
September 2, 2011
More than just a lunar 'Paranormal Activity.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
September 2, 2011
Apollo 18 is a surprisingly intense, innovative and well-directed flick that made me jump out of my seat more than a few times!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
September 2, 2011
Less concerned with depth and more about the strict skillfulness of capturing an increasingly queasy tone and mood. This is where it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
A potentially cool "found footage" flick that is desperately in need of a lot more brains ... or a lot more silliness.
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
The movie builds up to a mystery that it never does much to resolve, with its big set piece reveal consisting mostly of a couple of rocks moving.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 9, 2013
"The cheap frights don't deliver, the performers bring no pathos and the gimmick behind "Apollo 18″ flat out does not work."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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