April 9, 2020
Otherwise, as far as horror remakes go, this ranks amongst Evil Dead and The Hills Have Eyes as one of the better ones.
December 19, 2018
The Poltergeist remake is not likely to add anything to the filmic horror lexicon, but in terms of genre summer programming, it must be said that it's better than some of the original material currently out there.
August 21, 2018
Humor and quirky personalities make this remake a more enjoyable and welcomed reboot to the original.
September 20, 2017
While the movie ranks low on shock factor - there are hardly any spine-tingling moments - the cast deserves a thumbs-up for making their characters relatable.
September 21, 2016
I'm not a hardcore horror fan, so I can't say whether hardcore horror fans will like this movie. But I can say that I think Poltergeist has potential outside the group of people who normally see horror movies.
May 6, 2016
It's not a fresh re-telling that takes the story to a new level, but there's enough here that's unnerving to keep horror lovers happy.
April 6, 2016
Despite [its] reverential treatment, Kenan and producer Sam Raimi manage to serve up an effective supernatural horror film that's capable of standing on its own feet.
June 26, 2015
A worthy remake, though it doesn't outshine Tobe Hooper's version. [full review in Spanish]
June 25, 2015
Nothing will surprise you if you've seen the original, but it will keep you on the edge of your seat. [full review in Spanish]
June 23, 2015
a ghost train hardly inferior to the first Poltergeist (which has come to be somewhat overrated in the memories of Generation X), but more up to date.
May 29, 2015
For all of the script's tentativeness, Kenan (Monster House) brings a high level of craft to his haunted house film, matching recent overhyped ghost stories like The Conjuring and Insidious.
May 28, 2015
Director Gil Kenan ruins the pacing with too many half-baked, awkwardly staged horror set pieces, but the cast acquit themselves well enough.
May 27, 2015
The remake has been engineered in broadly the right carnival spirit. It should shift a lot of popcorn, if nothing else.
May 24, 2015
A hearty reminder of how much more effective a film like this can be when you actually care about the characters.
May 23, 2015
Its slight pleasures are more indicative of Gil Kenan's plea for time off from Movie Jail for good behavior than his directorial skills. However, he brings impish, effective efficiency to a remake that works modestly on its own single-serving terms.
May 22, 2015
It's not exactly a scary film, but it does provide an enjoyable ride. It's good fun. But it left me befuddled. A little sad. And a little angry.
May 22, 2015
Offers enough tweaks to the source material to justify its existence. Besides, even if you already believe clown dolls should be expunged from the earth, a little more confirmation can't hurt.