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Paranormal Activity 4 Reviews

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April 10, 2019
Fans of the popular series will surely be disappointed with a film that feels as if it's on autopilot from the opening moments. It's more dull than frightening.
November 18, 2018
Silly-minded and riddled with telegraphed convolution, Paranormal Activity 4's only legitimate scare tactic is its inevitable fifth sluggish serving waiting in the wings for a future flaccid presentation in a selected October month of your choosing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 2, 2018
What it shows will shock and scare you...provided that you've never seen a horror film before in your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 26, 2018
Doesn't seem interested in offering anything new or building on an already well-established mythology.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 19, 2017
Paranormal Activity has lapsed into self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2015
There's some fun to be had, but we've officially reached the "for fans only" stage of this particular horror franchise.
September 8, 2013
Paranormal Activity 4 is arguably the weakest entry in the series, but if one still gets their kicks out of these films then that probably won't mean all that much.
July 21, 2013
Too bad it nearly falls apart in the end, undone by what must have been poor editing choices.
June 23, 2013
Instead of the mystery of the known, we spend half our time trying to figure out who in the hell we're supposed to be looking at.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 22, 2013
The dread that should be smothering is merely an intermittent itch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 26, 2013
The fourth entry in the hugely successful film series just can't match the others in the nightmare-making department.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2013
Paranormal Activity 4 is the worst of the series and one of the worst horror films ever made. It's bloated, drawn-out and has no idea how to provide a single scare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 20, 2013
A lack of originality does hold the film back, but with decent work behind the camera and a breakneck finale, Paranormal Activity 4 is still a solid watch if you've an evening spare, or horror film night coming up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 23, 2012
It's a strong and creepy expansion of the mythos, but one that could have used a lot more work in the story department.
December 17, 2012
The eerie inertia and starkness of the past films' imagery are mostly gone here, and that style is what had set this series apart for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2012
Little depth or subtext here. It's tough to care about the fate of a generic, whitebread family and its blonde-in-distress living in an airless, gated-community Nevada. We've seen the creepy kid and freaked-out teens in countless fear-fests before.
November 20, 2012
The chills are centered at the end of 'Paranormal Activity 4.' Even more creepy is the "cute factor" of little kids that permeates most of the movie. Although the franchise may be running out of steam, this segment is more than mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2012
And, then there was four. "Paranormal Activity 4″ is a sequel to the second film, not the third, and totally unnecessary, of course.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 30, 2012
For the most part Paranormal Activity 4 is effective. It's problem lies in originality. Needed was something more than the "same old" for this sequel to truly stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 29, 2012
The latest instalment in a franchise of cheaply made mass-marketed movies that have lined the pockets of producers who chanced upon the holy grail of license-to-print-money filmmaking.
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