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House at the End of the Street Reviews

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Dafydd Goff
Guardian
September 24, 2012
Don't be tempted to put in an offer; this house is built on flimsy foundations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Northmore
The List
September 24, 2012
You've seen every twist and turn before and it's all played completely straight. A Scream-esque knowing wink would make it all far more palatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
September 23, 2012
Its talented lead is reduced to being just another scantily clad babe getting stalked by a psycho.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
September 22, 2012
This is the type of run of the mill, cookie cutter, PG-13, piss poor excuse of a horror movie that horror fans always complain about over the internet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 22, 2012
A choppily edited, poorly timed mess with little continuity, overloaded with aural shocks in a desperate attempt to compensate for its minimal suspense.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
September 22, 2012
Tonderai steers the story cleanly around its queasy hairpin turns, perversely toying with one of pop cinema's most cherished clichés: the audience's inculcated desire to side with the underdog.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
September 22, 2012
Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue are trapped in this banal, formulaic, low-budget horror thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 21, 2012
There are one or two clever plot twists that are subsequently followed up by a cavalcade of ridiculous, credibility-stretching ones.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
September 21, 2012
You can tell Lawrence knows she's in a lost cause. Her performance is often rendered in one disinterested facial expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2012
What could be so bad about a new Jennifer Lawrence movie that its distributor opts to keep it away from critics and release it with minimal ad support? Please, allow "House at the End of the Street" to answer that question.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 21, 2012
This is the rare horror film so bad you almost wish it had turned into a good old connect-the-gory-dots slasher movie. The only mystery at work is how Lawrence's agent ever let her sign on.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 21, 2012
Goes flat and generic, substituting jump-scares and visual twitchiness for the psychological complexity that might have sold the horror.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 21, 2012
I hope Lawrence takes some time today to hug her Catching Fire producers for her good fortune.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
September 21, 2012
Originality, or lack thereof, isn't really the movie's problem. Execution is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
September 21, 2012
There's nothing original at all about House at the End of the Street, yet another ineffective, training-wheels-attached, PG-13 horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
September 21, 2012
Not even Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence's presence can hold your attention while you wait for her to complete the paint-by-numbers steps you already created in your head for this retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Berkshire
Variety
September 21, 2012
A schlockly spin on the girl-in-jeopardy genre.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
September 21, 2012
Feisty girl + troubled young man + house full of ugly secrets = hackneyed horror movie you've seen a hundred times before, even if Jennifer Lawrence keeps it watchable.
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
September 21, 2012
All the condescension of a Lifetime Original Movie and only half the ironic entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
September 21, 2012
House at the End of the Street is what it is: a teenage version of Fatal Attraction (1987) with a dash of The Collector (1965).
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