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Atrocious Reviews

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Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 28, 2011
Fans of low-budget indie horror might be able to forgive it, but for the rest of us it frustratingly squanders some eerie promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Alexandra Cavallo
Boston Phoenix
August 9, 2011
The scares - though effective, even chilling - come in scarce fits and starts...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
August 26, 2011
This Spanish-language creep-out feels like a road we've been down before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 25, 2011
there just isn't enough substance to stretch it out to a feature-length film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 21, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 18, 2011
Mayhem occurs over a succession of nights, and yawns precede dawns.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 12, 2011
Atrocious is a primer on how NOT to make a found footage horror movie. The title is depressingly accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Xan Brooks
September 15, 2011
The kids are screaming and the camera joggles us to the point of nausea but, at the end, the film's big reveal is just a cheap, dull shimmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
August 20, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Scott Weinberg
September 6, 2011
Yet another piece of "found footage," but it's a pretty cool one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 18, 2011
Stylishly directed and palpably frightening because it leaves more to your imagination than most horror films do.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.98/10
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 6, 2011
Perhaps it is more an ingenious footnote than a radical game-changer in the shakicam subgenre, but it certainly marks Luna as a new talent to watch.
Bill Gibron
August 13, 2011
Thankfully, writer/director Fernando Barreda Luna knows enough about building suspense to overcome the movie's many shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
September 14, 2011
Even if one or two things don't add up come the final twist, you're still in for a jittery hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 16, 2011
The filmmaker is betting the bank on the unstable Blair Witch textures, and damn if subjective footage of implacable darkness, with screams coming from the woods you can barely see, doesn't still make your motor neurons jump, spark, and tingle.
Dustin Putman
August 9, 2011
Atrocious is far from tops in the annals of 'found-footage' thrillers, but it does know how to wrestle with expectations and ratchet suspense when it gets down to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Turner
September 17, 2011
Effectively creepy and impressively atmospheric, this is an enjoyable, well made Spanish horror that demonstrates that there's still life in the found footage format...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 16, 2011
The film, shot through the siblings' video cameras, is obviously cheaply made. Still, it rachets up the tension better than most of its genre.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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