The Mothman Prophecies Reviews

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October 9, 2020
One of the creepiest movies ever made.
December 28, 2010
Psychological thriller may deeply upset some kids.
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.
January 11, 2008
This is the scariest movie I've ever seen.
January 11, 2008
Director Mark Pellington hardly lets a moment pass without suggesting some bad vibes creeping onto the edges of the screen, but he's let down by Richard Hatem's script.
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.
February 9, 2006
There are certainly strong moments and efficient set pieces here, too, but for all the claims that the film, adapted from a 1975 book by John Keel, is based on real events, Pellington fails to sustain credibility.
November 6, 2002
Despite hints that it aspires to be more, The Mothman Prophecies is a by-the-numbers sci-fi thriller.
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?
March 13, 2002
Even with your eyebrows raised and your tongue planted firmly in cheek, the whole thing gets under your skin in ways that creep you out.
March 3, 2002
The stone-faced Gere is more at home here than in a romcom role and there are a few effectively scary moments. But it goes on a good 15 minutes too long.
February 17, 2002
Ingenious thriller, which draws on urban legend to fashion a spooky supernatural yarn in the best traditions of The X-Files.
February 3, 2002
Decidedly snail-paced and ultimately dull creepy-crawl.
February 3, 2002
February 3, 2002
Watching The Mothman Prophecies is like getting mugged in an alley by an especially thuggish crew of Method actors.
January 26, 2002
Basically an extended episode of The X-Files with Richard Gere playing both the Mulder and Scully roles.
January 26, 2002
I really tried to go with this attempt at a creepy thriller, but found it impossible to be either creeped or thrilled.
January 26, 2002
The movie's more abstract scare tactics ... are so restrained that viewers may start to yearn for a bogeyman to burst from the closet.
January 25, 2002
Mark Pellington's The Mothman Prophecies stretches credulity even while it creeps you out.
January 25, 2002
The thriller is like an average episode of The X-Files stretched to two hours, without the humor and with less satisfaction.
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