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Paranormal Activity 3 Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
A few surprisingly effective set pieces that earn some legitimate scares, regardless of how familiar it's all starting to feel.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 28, 2014
The latest installment isn't quite as terrifying as the second, but it's still extremely creepy and engrossing and everything you'd want in a 21st-century nightmare maker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
I just spent the whole movie covering my eyes, opening them right before what I knew was going to happen happened ... and then shutting them again and curling up. These movies, man. They get me every time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
February 11, 2013
Sustaining horror is what the Paranormal Activity movies are all about and in that sense, part 3 doesn't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 23, 2012
Drips with tension, horror, and building suspense that explodes in to a mind blowing finale that you'll not soon forget.
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
Paranormal Activity 3 doesn't reinvent the series' wheel but it definitely refines an already effective format.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
September 11, 2012
Paranormal Activity 3 delivers, and does it without gore or "look at me!" special effects.
Rob Gonsalves
April 30, 2012
In the moments that count, those silent wolf-hour compositions of gathering dread, the franchise has earned a place of pride in horror history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
April 6, 2012
Delivers the clean, simple jolts and scares the series is known for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Delves far more into the mythology of the series, which may render the picture less scary to some, but there's still enough thrills and chills to keep most audiences thoroughly freaked.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cynthia Fuchs
December 7, 2011
You don't go to horror movies for story. You go for sensation, to be moved. Paranormal Activity 3 not only gets that, it also asks you to get it, to be aware of how you're being moved, and your part in the moving.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
November 14, 2011
Yes, it feels familiar, but they keep finding a way to make me nervous/scared.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 11, 2011
The tension is slowly bled out, the metacommentary on movies' phantom power is eerie, and the directors capture a creepiness in the sleepy, after-hour spaces of home.
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
November 4, 2011
"Paranormal Activity 3" the best in the bunch. If you are ready for a scare and maybe a sleepless night check out this edition and be prepared for some unanswered questions and a few new answers!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 31, 2011
The Paranormal Activity saga continues in a prequel that covers much of the same ground as its predecessors...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 29, 2011
Continues the broken/mixed family dynamic of the previous two films, but the characters here are more sharply drawn and more sympathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
October 29, 2011
Paranormal Activity 3 continues the spooky thrills in its exploration of a secular family haunted by evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
October 28, 2011
The formula is the same --- don't show too much, but scare the hell out of people by letting their imaginations run wild.
Matt Glasby
Total Film
October 27, 2011
The film is the best-shot - if the least scary - of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
October 26, 2011
See it if you enjoyed the other Paranormal Activity films. It is more of a Halloween treat than a trick, but only just.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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