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Chernobyl Diaries Reviews

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June 21, 2012
Doesn't set out to reinvent the horror wheel but succeeds as solid genre entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2012
Chernobyl Diaries has an intriguing premise and makes a commendable stab at subverting expectations, but it ultimately fails to deliver in terms of either gore, suspense or scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 19, 2012
Beyond their admittedly inspired setting, the filmmakers lack even an iota of invention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 19, 2012
Once the annoying, two-dimensional characters start getting bumped off one by one, it's just a relief that the actors have stopped improvising their own banal dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 12, 2012
Visual effect supervisor-turned first time director Bradley Parker quickly runs out of creative ideas, making this disaster-tourism trip well worth avoiding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 8, 2012
Eerie locale wasted in predictable Chernobyl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
June 4, 2012
'My friends are morons,' asserts a young American, early in the film. However unintentionally, that line sums up the plot of this dull, poorly motivated and dreadfully constructed horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
June 2, 2012
Takes its sweet time getting down to the dirty business.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 1, 2012
More akin to a meander through a haunted house than a fulfilling feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 1, 2012
My blood ran... tepid, and, truthfully there are few surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 1, 2012
The people Oren ""Paranormal Activity" Peli charged with turning this idea into a scary movie ignore many of the cardinal rules of horror -- how to build suspense, the necessity of empathy in the characters, the need to give us and them hope...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 31, 2012
It's palpably dull stuff that's exacerbated by an incongruous lack of gore, with Parker's decision to stage each and every one of the kill sequences off-screen (!) proving utterly disastrous...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 31, 2012
A uniquely deadly combination of the poorly-conceived and poorly-executed all whipped up into a zesty cocktail of awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
May 29, 2012
I don't blame the acting, I blame the directing. Obviously from watchig the trailers you know something has happened as a result of the nuclear incident and the explanation for what is just 'eh...blah...who cares?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 29, 2012
Director Bradley Parker shakes his camera around a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 29, 2012
There are a few thrills in this horror movie concerning the radioactive world of Chernobyl, but overall the movie is tedious and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 28, 2012
The set pieces are impressive as are the visual effects. If you're looking for a fright this holiday weekend you could do much worse then "Chernobyl Diaries."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 28, 2012
The real stars of the movie are the tired devices and plot points. They're famous, but they're as old as Betty White: The Guide Is Dead, The Van Won't Start, Her Shirt Has a Plunging Neckline, Don't Go in There.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 27, 2012
You should avoid this movie as if it were radioactive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 26, 2012
there is the flatness of predictable formula unsparked by clever direction or particularly outstanding performances in stereotypical roles
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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