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Insidious (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Aside from a shaky final act, Insidious is a very scary and very fun haunted house thrill ride.

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Saw franchise veterans James Wan and Leigh Whannell team with Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren Peli to give the familiar haunted house story an exciting new twist with this tale of a family that moves into an old house and begins to suspect they are under siege from otherworldly forces when their young son inexplicably falls into a deep coma. As devoted parents Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) struggle in vain to uncover the root cause of their son's condition, the stress of the situation gradually begins to take its toll on their once-strong relationship. Later, when darkness falls and specters appear to reach out for them from the shadows, the frightened parents realize they're dealing with powers beyond human comprehension. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
PG-13 (for thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language)
Genre:
Horror
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Box Office:
$53,700,000.00
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Cast

Patrick Wilson
as Josh Lambert
Rose Byrne
as Renai Lambert
Ty Simpkins
as Dalton Lambert
Lin Shaye
as Elise Rainier
Angus Sampson
as Tucker
Barbara Hershey
as Lorraine Lambert
Andrew Astor
as Foster Lambert
Kelly Devoto
as Doll Girl #1
Corbett Tuck
as Nurse Adele/Doll Girl #2
Heather Tocquigny
as Nurse Kelly
Ruben Pla
as Dr. Sercarz
John Henry Binder
as Father Martin
Joseph Bishara
as Lipstick-Face Demon
Philip Friedman
as Old Woman
J LaRose
as Long Haired Fiend
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Critic Reviews for Insidious

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (31)

Not so much insidious as inexcusable.

Full Review… | April 27, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Wan and Whannell have, in effect, ripped pages from the "Poltergeist" playbook and stripped the formulas down to old-style gothic scares.

Full Review… | April 11, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

If there's a complaint to be made about Insidious, it's that the film's second half is unable to live up to the impossibly high standards set by the first half.

Full Review… | April 3, 2011
ReelViews
Top Critic

Insidious isn't scary. It's laughable. And kind of sad.

Full Review… | April 1, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

There's little new here. And what is new isn't well done.

April 1, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Nothing slows down a movie down like people sitting around a living room discussing the meaning of "astral projection."

Full Review… | April 1, 2011
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Insidious

Very well directed and certainly one of the scariest movies I have seen in the past few years, this smart horror movie knows how to avoid the clichés and maintain a constant tension instead of going for the cheap scares - and it really knows how to scare the hell out of the viewers.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

I tried, but I just couldn't get interested in this. The three screaming kids were way more scary than anything else going on in that house. I gave up half hour in. Just found it boring, and I didn't care about any of them as characters.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

review coming.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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