The Mothman Prophecies Reviews

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May 22, 2003
Destined to enjoy a late night video audience for many years to come.
April 9, 2003
You would probably be better off watching an episode of The X-Files instead . . .
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.
December 29, 2002
Whether Pellington or Gere is to blame for keeping the obvious potential of this weak thriller down, someone should be held responsible. Even the Mothman doesn't have to predict how well this film will do at the box office.
November 7, 2002
Moody, suggestive horror piece has fascinating elements, but never quite takes off.
November 6, 2002
Despite hints that it aspires to be more, The Mothman Prophecies is a by-the-numbers sci-fi thriller.
October 30, 2002
Uneven, frustrating, disappointing film that criminally wastes the talents of Laura Linney.
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 29, 2002
...trying so hard not to be a schlock horror film neglects to become anything at all.
July 20, 2002
A gaudy yet grim science-fiction horror movie of such surpassing silliness, humorless intensity and stylistic overkill that watching it may actually put you in a state of paranoia. Why are these moviemakers persecuting us?
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.
June 13, 2002
Despite some great jumps and tense moments, in the end it's a bit of a yawn.
June 12, 2002
Pellington is able to create a real palpable sense of tension despite the fact that very little ends up happening.
June 3, 2002
keeps us unsettled and intrigued through suggestion and surprise instead of relying on gruesome images or cheap shock effects.
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