Pay the Ghost Reviews

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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.
January 21, 2016
Only for die hard fans of Nicolas Cage. [Full review in Spanish]
January 17, 2016
It is a bland attempt of supernatural horror that becomes more and more embarrassing in every imaginable aspect. [Full review in Spanish]
January 15, 2016
The director tries to scare us with jump scares and high pitched music, but as the film advances it becomes an involuntary comedy. [Full review in Spanish]
January 15, 2016
Lacking horror and full of failed jump scares, this is another forgettable film by Cage. [Full review in Spanish]
January 14, 2016
Another fogettable film from an actor that once promised to be the best of his generation. [Full review in Spanish]
October 2, 2015
An insufferably sluggish, irredeemably silly supernatural would-be thriller that isn't remotely scary but is continuously boring.
September 30, 2015
It's standard supernatural horror stuff.
September 27, 2015
'Pay the Ghost' looks good and creepy, but some scenes just made me sleepy.
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
The story is so incoherent that it becomes more laughable instead of suspenseful as it goes along.
September 25, 2015
Weird enough to keep it moderately entertaining at times, but only barely.
September 25, 2015
The main issue with "Pay The Ghost," is that it does absolutely nothing new - let alone muster up a reason for its own existence.
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.
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