Phoenix Forgotten

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Based on the shocking, true events of March 13th, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as "The Phoenix Lights", and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history. Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed...

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Critic Reviews for Phoenix Forgotten

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (10)

  • Yes, it's a found-footage film, a genre that seemed played out not long after it arrived, and "Phoenix Forgotten" doesn't do anything to revive it.

    April 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Another disappointingly derivative imitation of The Blair Witch Project, this time mashed up with The X-Files franchise.

    April 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Most found-footage horror films owe a sizable debt to The Blair Witch Project, but few have aped the genre's touchstone quite as shamelessly as does Phoenix Forgotten.

    April 21, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

    AV Club
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  • This umpteenth retread of the 'Blair Witch' formula adds nothing new of note to the tired found-footage horror genre.

    April 21, 2017 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • If you're looking around your local multiplex and noticing a distinct lack of scary movies right now, you could do a lot worse than Phoenix Forgotten.

    May 6, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A forgettable found footage flick based on an incident that could have used a better script. Very effective in its third act. [Full review in Spanish].

    March 16, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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  • Apr 29, 2020
    My entire review is basically going to sound like a copy-paste of everyone else's reviews to this movie, but it honestly can't be helped. It's Blair Witch Project, but replace the witch idea with something from The X-Files, and surprisingly just as bad. Yes, there's a reason this movie is being compared to Blair Witch Project, and that's because it's basically just aping it. You sit for the next hour and a half WAITING for something to happen, and when the actual payoff comes (which looks pretty awesome, might I add) you're long done with it. It doesn't try anything interesting with it's story (based on the Phoenix Lights event) nor with the four footage genre, and that's a complete tragedy given the awesome idea behind it. Even Apollo 18 was better than sitting through this.
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  • Apr 20, 2017
    The story's just as terrible as you expected it to be. It's like I can take something that hardly anyone cares about it and slap it to a movie to send to Hollywood to officially approve so I can waste all my life working on it. The crew behind this should have known better and would have been because I sure wish this could have been worse.
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