Pay the Ghost Reviews

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September 26, 2015
If it's remembered for nothing else, and it almost certainly won't be, Uli Edel's "Pay the Ghost" can at least make a claim to being the first film to feature a haunted razor scooter in a horror setpiece.
September 25, 2015
A new low for Nicolas Cage. Just when you thought he couldn't get any more apathetic about a role, he pops up in this lazy, boring retread of "Insidious" that even his most diehard fans should ignore.
September 25, 2015
Fine, sure, "Pay the Ghost" if you have to. But do not pay good American money to see the movie of the same name.
September 25, 2015
Sludgy greens and smudged blacks assault the eyes, and crashing sound cues accompany every scare - dead giveaways of a director, Uli Edel, who trusts neither his audience nor his images.
September 24, 2015
Tidbits that would make the film interesting have been squandered. Instead, we get the standard-issue haunted-house fodder.
September 24, 2015
In "Pay the Ghost," Nicolas Cage investigates a supernatural abduction but has no solution for the maggot-eaten zombie that is his undead career.
December 3, 2017
Cage plays 90% of Pay the Ghost straight, which is a shame because his off-the-wall antics and expressionistic meltdowns would have definitely mitigated extreme boredom and lazy writing into something possibly worth remembering for laughs
September 20, 2017
[Nicholas] Cage's moony-eyed melancholy over his missing kid gets tiring fast and while the film's ghostly Celtic legend is intriguing, the whole thing falls rather flat, made worse by cheap-looking special effects.
May 16, 2016
An average film that never really quite works. [Full review in Spanish]
April 1, 2016
Pay the Ghost is not as a complete time-waster as some of the actor's previous films. But it's still not smart or crafty enough to do much to regenerate and restore the actor's already tarnished flailing career.
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