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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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

  • 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.

    Apr 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.

    Apr 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.

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

    Mike D'Angelo

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

    Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

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  • 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].

    Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Barber delivers a dramatic Blair Witch Project for UFO fans, and anyone else who likes to wonder about what is lurking in our skies that the government doesn't want us to know about.

    Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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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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