Blair Witch Reviews

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February 3, 2020
Loud noises and shaky cameras don't replace a plot, and Blair Witch doesn't have one. It also lacks the fresh documentary feel that set its predecessor apart.
January 14, 2020
Blair Witch is a valiant effort to recreate the original's alchemy, but it's no substitute for the real thing. Whatever that is.
January 8, 2020
Things naturally play out as expected - both for the black couple and for everyone else involved, a disappointingly pedestrian outcome for a reboot of such a landmark film.
July 20, 2019
Hyper-stylized to a fault, testing the viewer's endurance for being thrashed by an abrasive sensory onslaught.
February 28, 2019
Dream team Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett bring an unusually hit-and-miss affair that nevertheless delivers in a frenetic final act.
February 14, 2019
Sure, the sequel has higher-quality video and more cameras and even some drone shots, but it doesn't have much in the way of soul.
February 3, 2019
La bruja de Blair no sólo fracasa como una continuación, sino también como un found footage en general. En vista de que nadie pidió esta secuela - la primera entrega funciona perfectamente tal y como es -, ya podemos dar por muerta a esta leyenda.
January 15, 2019
Ultimately Blair Witch doesn't work because it feels too much like the same film from 17 years ago and not a film that can separate and stand on its own.
November 9, 2018
Structurally redundant as it travels down the familiar wooden path...it is too bad that he (Wingard) could not emphasize his cinematic appreciation more soundly in this woefully flaccid, forest-bound frightener.
November 5, 2018
Just as making Blair Witch is a lateral move in Wingard's career, Blair Witch as a film is little more than a step sideways from the original picture which so terrified audiences in 1999.
October 30, 2018
The first proper sequel to the Mother of Shakycam Monsters adamantly refuses to break any new ground of its own and is content to coast on the legacy of its ancestor.
August 28, 2018
In a year when horror films are getting great reviews and hitting box office heights, I'm not convinced Blair Witch is up to snuff.
April 10, 2018
Doesn't make an effort to stray away from the genre's tired tropes and clichés.
January 23, 2018
It doesn't really feel like a sequel. It's basically an identical retelling of the original story, but told worse.
December 5, 2017
The innovator has become the bottom of the barrel garbage copycat, ripping off of everything from its predecessor and other movies that have followed in its footsteps.
November 11, 2017
In its general lack of imagination, illogical use of found footage, and stultifying narration, Blair Witch falls well short of its predecessor -- even if there are a few jump scares.
October 18, 2017
Wingard seriously overdoes the false alarms, the climactic pursuit goes on far too long, and the whole thing is too obviously dependent on a scary sound design.
October 17, 2017
Once in the woods the movie just rehashes the original, complete with panicked breathing, under-lit photography, snapping twigs, and so.
August 14, 2017
This film is so much like the first film in tone and premise as to be excruciating at times, because the audience has seen it all before.
May 10, 2017
What follows is the usual "creepy" sounds from the darkness, those infamous hanging stick figures and some interesting ideas that are never fully realised.
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