The Mothman Prophecies Reviews

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October 9, 2020
One of the creepiest movies ever made.
September 19, 2010
The stylish bleakness keeps you off-balance with unreliable narration and an unforgettable conclusion. The more it accelerates rant-and-rave paranoia, the greater it gets - a campfire-ready chiller whose subconscious embers glow long after it's over.
September 29, 2008
Pellington knows, as did the 1940s master of horror Val Lewton, that what you don't see can raise far more goose bumps than what you do.
August 7, 2008
Messy but eerie.
January 11, 2008
This is the scariest movie I've ever seen.
December 30, 2006
Gere does a great deal in solo scenes with no dialogue, suggesting that he might not be as alone in the dark as he seems.
September 23, 2004
Few recent movies have such portentous and eerie nocturnal scenes ...Don't let this one fly away-it's a real wing-dinger.
February 24, 2004
It's bone-chillingly, back-crawlingly, heart-stoppingly scary!
July 25, 2003
Criando um clima de suspense e tenso eficaz, Pellington narra uma histria intrigante e bem resolvida.
May 30, 2003
The story is eerie and gets under the skin, but director Mark Pellington is unable to recreate the suspense found in the best supernatural thrillers.
May 22, 2003
Destined to enjoy a late night video audience for many years to come.
March 19, 2003
An effective visual style and campfire-storytelling flair. The climax manages to effectively tie most of the ideas together with chilling resolution.
January 13, 2003
An accomplished supernatural thriller that substitutes atmosphere for monsters and puts substance high on its list of priorities.
October 15, 2002
Illustrates the beauty of a well-made scary movie; you don't have to believe it to feel your hair stand on end.
September 1, 2002
Well-done supernatural thriller with keen insights into parapsychological phenomena and the soulful nuances of the grieving process.
August 17, 2002
Rarely do filmmakers capture this mood of absolute mystery with the verve and cinematic inventiveness of The Mothman Prophecies.
August 15, 2002
Mothman is too slowly paced, taking its interminable sweet time getting to the punch, which actually is pretty powerful. You just wished it happened about a half hour earlier.
July 9, 2002
A better-than-expected thriller...
July 3, 2002
... step right up to "The Mothman Prophecies," a veritable director's showcase for energetic young Mark Pellington ("Arlington Road") and his flair for imaginative, brooding camera artistry.
June 20, 2002
Based on a true story, this creepy drama effectively gets under our skin ... and most importantly never makes the typical mistakes of a Hollywood thriller.
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