Sinister Reviews

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October 13, 2012
More stupid than scary, Sinister can't even figure out who its real demon is.
October 12, 2012
It comes together with a gruesome though excellent ending that some will find difficult to shake.
October 12, 2012
A mixed bag of old-school and contemporary horror tricks that occasionally raises a hair prickle of intrigue.
October 12, 2012
Despite some effective bumps and frights, and at least one memorable jolt from a full-throated D'Addario, "Sinister" is mainly just a series of snuff-reels with sick-joke titles ...
October 12, 2012
C'mon, Ethan Hawke, you're better than this. Isn't there a "Before Sunset" sequel that needs your attention?
October 12, 2012
The hero of "Sinister" is almost unaccountably dumb. So, unfortunately, is the movie.
June 8, 2019
Bughuul is perhaps one of the most terrifying horror villains in recent memory, even though he has relatively little screen time.
April 29, 2019
Sinister illustrates how the Gothic past can damage our present- though not without our disrespect.
April 11, 2019
This is a slow build type of horror film where most of the audience can see the end game long before the characters in the film. Even so, it's well crafted piece of work with some genuinely scary moments.
February 5, 2019
Though heavy on atmosphere, it ultimately looses itself in recognisable old-school frights such as unaccountable noises at the dead of night and frequent rain lashed storms.
January 31, 2019
Sinister is increasingly frightening as it unspools and it stays with you afterward.
November 19, 2018
Cheapened scare sequences, an ambiguous monstrous myth, transparent characterizations and a mixed bag of a supernatural storyline barely put any Sinister thoughts in our heads worth contemplating.
November 13, 2018
Perhaps Sinister's most impressive element is how smoothly it transitions into the supernatural portion of its narrative...
November 2, 2018
Terrifying without being graphic and hypnotic in its encroaching dread, it's destined to be a classic.
November 1, 2018
An interesting beast that combines both classic and modern scares to create a film that should have you whimpering in your seat by the end.
October 20, 2018
Sinister is a classically low-tech horror movie about a writer investigating his next crime novel but finds more than he bargained for.
August 26, 2018
Mildly engaging but incredibly flawed.
August 23, 2018
Sinister genuinely attempts to use found footage in a new and original way.
August 7, 2018
It's a shame that a story as chilling as "Sinister" should induce eye-rolls instead of sheer scares.
May 24, 2018
[Sinister] surprises you, and in the process allows you to see the movie from a new perspective.
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