Insidious: Chapter 3 Reviews

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January 21, 2016
As middling, somewhat serviceable horror fare, it delivers its own share of jump scares, but whatever visceral effect it might have had wears off the instant the credits begin to roll.
July 16, 2015
Whannell does a creditable job with the film. He's not as bold as Wan about mounting a sequence, but he's no slouch about the psychology of screen horror.
June 11, 2015
The quiet stretches actually serve their purpose here, creating a sense of intimacy with the characters as opposed to simply marking time between the shocks.
June 11, 2015
Tepid ghost story Insidious: Chapter 3 tries and fails to emphasize character-driven drama over cheap, jump-scare-intensive thrills.
June 5, 2015
You sort of want to give the movie a pass. But given its distinguished forebears, Insidious: Chapter 3 doesn't quite live up to expectations.
June 5, 2015
They say the third time's the charm. Not with the Insidious series, it isn't.
June 5, 2015
You need more than a few sudden noises and scary shocks to make a good horror movie. But "Insidious: Chapter Three" is at least an OK horror movie.
June 5, 2015
I leapt out of my seat and grabbed the arm of the critic sitting next to me so often (and he did the same, although he shall remain nameless) that you'd think we'd never seen a horror movie before.
June 4, 2015
The result is a warm-hearted frightening, about love and loss and, yes, next chapters.
June 4, 2015
It stands well on its own as a jumpy spookfest.
June 4, 2015
It's functional but pretty unremarkable as far as horror movies go, but provides Lin Shaye the opportunity to deliver a terrific, movie-hogging supporting performance.
June 4, 2015
The jump scares are there, and one or two nifty visuals, but not much else.
June 4, 2015
Mr. Whannell wisely retains the series' secret weapon, Ms. Shaye, a seasoned performer of range, moxie and limitless charm.
June 4, 2015
A prequel story that puts the spotlight squarely on its leading lady and aims to be more heartfelt than horrifying.
June 4, 2015
"Insidious: Chapter 3" is almost more a spoof of a classic like "The Exorcist" than it is an homage. It's not scary horror, it's silly horror, and the audience is in on the joke.
June 4, 2015
Punctuated by intermittent, bogus jump-scares, the plot thickens into opacity.
June 4, 2015
More carefully constructed than most series' third chapters.
June 4, 2015
Writer-directors Wan and Whannell are best known for their grisly Saw movies, but they seem to prefer the classic lines of old-school horror.
June 4, 2015
This prequel to the shriek hell, directed and scripted by series writer/actor Leigh Whannell, manages to avoid the Curse of the Triple Cash Grab.
June 4, 2015
The "Insidious" franchise, after three attempts to exorcise its real demons, still can't seem to shake what really haunts it: the ghost of B-movies past.
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