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Paranormal Activity 4 Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
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.
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 26, 2012
The popularity of this reliable if repetitious franchise suggests that anxieties over the ubiquity and invasiveness of social media and its related technologies may trouble even the most enthusiastic members of the plugged-in generation (even teenagers).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Witney Seibold
October 24, 2012
A sweet scary little night at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Andy Webster
New York Times
October 21, 2012
The mood is often playful, with teases and fake-outs that are sometimes humorous and usually right before shocks. Violence is rare, quick and devoid of lingering close-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christian Law
We Got This Covered
October 20, 2012
Paranormal Activity 4 ​adds just enough to the franchise to keep fans from completely dismissing it, hinting at a bigger and better sequel to (hopefully) wrap things up before the series overstays its generous welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 19, 2012
For all its digital gleam, PA4 is refreshingly old-fashioned from the jump-out-and-say-boo school, joyously employing a host of traditional horror movie tricks with consummate skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
October 19, 2012
The franchise hasn't been drained of its effectiveness just yet. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
Jeremy Wheeler
TV Guide
October 19, 2012
While Paranormal Activity 4 is a lesser film than its predecessors, it still delivers the shocking goods and ends with a frightening finale that promises much more to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
October 19, 2012
It's the franchise where families get terrorized, webcams set-up and it's got one crazy demon that can't get enough of being on camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.1/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 19, 2012
The mythology has deepened, largely to the negative, and the formula is as rigid as the fixins of a fast-food sandwich-tastes the same in every city. But the effects are eternally reliable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Vaux
October 19, 2012
If you just want a few sharp jolts in a darkened theater, it definitely doesn't wear out its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Todd Gilchrist
Chiller TV
October 19, 2012
as visceral a triumph as the latest installment is, it's a logical disaster, which seemed inevitable for franchise that is trying to create a continuous mythology while making things up as it goes along.
Willie Waffle
October 18, 2012
Since I was creeped out walking home, alone in the dark from the theater to my empty apartment, Paranormal Activity 4 accomplishes the mission of scaring you out of your underpants.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 18, 2012
This film's strong suit is that it finally feels contemporary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony O'Connor
FILMINK (Australia)
October 18, 2012
Forgettable but well-executed, Paranormal Activity 4 gives you exactly what you'd expect and nothing more.
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
October 18, 2012
Very creepy, and still very effective.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
October 18, 2012
Catfish pair Joost and Ariel Schulman keep the franchise firmly on track with a satisfyingly scary fourth instalment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alison Willmore
October 18, 2012
While the film breaks no new ground, it does manage the giggly shocks that make this franchise so much fun to see with a rowdy midnight movie crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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