Blair Witch Reviews

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September 22, 2016
If you're scared of twigs this movie will have you urinating in the aisles.
September 19, 2016
Blair Witch follows the original's beats so precisely that at times it seems the film is more eager to elicit memories of its predecessor than to stand on its own at all.
September 17, 2016
Barrett and Wingard slavishly reprise the beats of the original movie and suffer gravely by comparison.
September 16, 2016
Emerges as satisfying in its own right and pretty damn scary.
September 16, 2016
Despite being equipped with hi-tech GoPro-style cameras and GPS, as well as a drone, the investigators lose their grip almost immediately, but it's an hour before any frights ensue, and those are mostly jump-scares.
September 16, 2016
Belated "official" sequel to 1999 hit updates technology but repeats the original's shocks - only much louder and lamer
September 16, 2016
Perhaps for someone who never saw The Blair Witch Project, this might represent an adequate scary movie.
September 16, 2016
Blair Witch nods to the first film but never rediscovers its power.
September 16, 2016
A thrill ride that's as terrifying as it is no-nonsense.
September 16, 2016
Wingard was in high school when "The Blair Witch Project" came out, so he's checking something off his personal list here. Everyone else moved on from "Blair Witch," with good reason, a long time ago.
September 15, 2016
Running and screaming may be essential to a lot of horror movies, but as "Blair Witch" shows, they're not scary in themselves. For that, you need the stuff between the running and screaming.
September 15, 2016
The acting and filmmaking are too crude to make you care about what happens ... even though you know pretty much exactly what that will be.
Top Critic
September 15, 2016
Tedious in its early going and all but unwatchable in its final half-hour, the movie feels interminable at a barely-feature-length 89 minutes.
September 15, 2016
It's nothing more than a sophisticated clone of the original, and it really overdoes the shaky-camera thing - even more than in some of the worst found-footage movies The Blair Witch Project spawned.
September 15, 2016
"Blair Witch" runs only eight minutes past the original, yet it feels about a half-hour longer.
September 15, 2016
This sequel gets progressively messy while The Blair Witch Project grew progressively taut.
September 15, 2016
Blair Witch's comparatively maximalist approach shows too much and scares too little.
September 15, 2016
All in all, Blair Witch was quite satisfying and made me think: This is what the first sequel to the original film should have accomplished.
September 15, 2016
While Blair Witch does have a few moments of tension and dread, it simply doesn't recapture the once-in-a-lifetime terror that made the original film so unforgettable.
September 15, 2016
Blair Witch manages to strike a balance between pleasing the fans of the 1999 found-footage film and working as a Friday night at the multiplex, mainly by sticking to the principle that what you don't see will always be scarier.
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