Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Critics Consensus

A change of setting breathes some new life into the franchise, but Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones fails to provide enough consistent thrills to justify a fifth film in the series.

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A young California Latino named Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) is designated for possession by the same malevolent demon who previously claimed Kristi and Katie. Christopher Landon (son of Highway to Heaven actor Michael Landon) wrote and directed this spin-off/sequel produced by Oren Peli and Jason Blum. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (32) | Rotten (50)

  • There's no getting past the nonsense formality of taking that camera everywhere.

    January 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The plot is a confusing, derivative mishmash of half-baked supernatural clichés, and the total absence of characterization makes it hard to care what happens.

    January 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The leads are appealing but the best scares will be familiar to anyone who has seen the previous films - or, for that matter, the trailer.

    January 6, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • This fifth in the series further diminishes the promise of the 2007 original, replacing mystery and suspense with predictability and misogyny.

    January 6, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The novelty of "found footage" wore off almost immediately upon arrival, and yet the "style" persists, despite the fact (or maybe because of the fact) that it's tired and lazy.

    January 5, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Provides the familiar cheap thrills but with a salsa tang.

    January 3, 2014 | Full Review…

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  • Dec 21, 2015
    The Marked Ones stands as a sort of non-linear addition to the found footage saga of Paranormal Activity and attempts to explore the witchcraft theme deeper, following the same vein as PA3. It also adopts the same construct in the way that it is one of the strongest chapters of the series. It's one of three good films in a series of 5 (soon to be six). I think Paranormal Activity is a brilliant series personally and The Marked Ones adds benevolently to them. Whilst the jump-scares are slightly predictable and those that weren't thrilled by the efforts of the other films need not apply as there really isn't anything new here. If you enjoyed the first few then you'll definitely enjoy this one. It's also one of the more bizarre ones.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2015
    Is this claptrap still scary to anyone? The series has run its course which is highly evident within this boring, unscary slog. Rating: 38
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2015
    Having seen all the others, I wanted to see this one as well. Even though they added a new twist, it still felt very drawn out and boring.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2015
    Arguably the worst Paranormal Activity film. Definitely the worst acted. I am happy to see horror still getting made, but good horror this is not. Good anything this is not.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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