Paranormal Activity 3 Reviews

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October 19, 2018
Fresh feeling and a gloriously gonzo finale.
January 27, 2012
It's another low-budget, high-concept excursions into shock horror filmmaking that once again uses the audience's imagination against them to produce a wild flurry of shrieks and scares.
October 24, 2011
PA3 not only delivers quality jolts in spades, it turns out to be much scarier than The Blair Witch Project.
October 23, 2011
If you don't expect innovation from a part three, then this won't disappoint: it may be hokey, but the scares still work.
October 21, 2011
The activity is pretty normal in Paranormal Activity 3, at least relative to its predecessors.
October 21, 2011
You know what's coming, but every time the lights dim and the night number title card appears, you anxiously await the demons next taunt, a number of which are unforgettable.
October 21, 2011
Joost and Schulman sustain a consistent sense of dread, playing with our own fears of things that go bump in the night.
October 21, 2011
If you haven't seen the first two movies, why are you watching this? And if you have seen the first two movies, why do you need to watch this?
October 21, 2011
Series creator Oren Peli and his conscripts have managed to do it again, but you have to wonder how far they can continue to push this found-footage angle.
October 21, 2011
The shtick movie "Paranormal Activity 3" is the horror equivalent of vaudeville comedy: a little patter, a little pie in the face, repeat.
October 20, 2011
This third Paranormal is a prequel that occasionally goes off the rails but also offers more laughs and somewhat more character development than the previous installments.
October 20, 2011
It ... brings fake-out jolts and humor into play.
October 20, 2011
Far and away the sharpest, most wildly aware film in the series.
October 20, 2011
There's something to be said for giving people what they want, but in genre movieland, that strategy droops into lazy cynicism quicker than you can say Saw 3D.
October 20, 2011
"Paranormal Activity 3'' has no interest in art. It just wants to give you the willies with a minimum of gore and a maximum of camcorder dread, and it succeeds.
October 20, 2011
There are only so many times bodies can be dragged out of frame and tables levitated before the biggest scare of all is the threat of tedium.
October 20, 2011
This third outing in the faux documentary/found footage, supernatural shocker series finally gets things right.
October 20, 2011
If the goal is to generate howls of both laughter and terror, Paranormal Activity 3 falls short. It's too by-the-numbers.
October 20, 2011
The Paranormal Activity movies are built on fundamental horror concepts, and those fundamentals still hold.
October 20, 2011
Two movies later, even die-hard supporters are going to find all this stuff dully familiar.
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