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Chernobyl Diaries Reviews

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October 8, 2012
Unsatisfactory both as a low-budget schlocker and as a piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 27, 2012
Chernobyl Diaries is a mismatched effort that was working with some intriguing core elements -- undermined by worn-out recreations of familiar horror set-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 15, 2012
Sitting through this shaky-cam disaster of Chernobyl-like proportions is simply not worth your time, money or equilibrium.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
June 30, 2013
A cool concept is compromised when this film descends into predictable territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 20, 2012
"Chernobyl Diaries" is just senseless, idiotic, and pointless. If a horror movie is going to be chock full of people making stupid decisions, it would be nice if they were at least somewhat logical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
June 1, 2012
More akin to a meander through a haunted house than a fulfilling feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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 19, 2012
Beyond their admittedly inspired setting, the filmmakers lack even an iota of invention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 25, 2012
This is a standard-issue slasher movie without much slashing, substituting the Chernobyl-workers' ghost town of Pripyat for the likes of Friday the 13th's Camp Crystal Lake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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 25, 2012
This is not a terrible film yet it isn't necessarily good.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 25, 2012
Chernobyl Diaries is afflicted with a fatal flaw that damages many horror films: after a better-than-average setup and a promising first half, everything falls apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 27, 2012
You should avoid this movie as if it were radioactive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 25, 2012
It takes a good hour for one of the leads to suggest that "we need to be smart about this." You want to be smart? Don't take an unauthorized tour of a nuclear disaster site.
June 22, 2012
Someone should bury Chernobyl Diaries deep underground in a lead-lined box so it cannot contaminate any more film goers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 21, 2012
A second-rate horror from Paranormal Activity writer Oren Peli.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2015
For all its familiar ideas, characters, and scares, Chernobyl Diaries earns points on restraint, mood, and location.
May 25, 2012
The so-so "Chernobyl Diaries" feels like the sort of horror movie that "Paranormal Activity" was meant to replace.
May 25, 2012
A run-of-the-mill low-budget flick focused on killing off stupid, pretty young things slowly enough to fill out 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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