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Temple (2017)

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Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

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Critic Reviews for Temple

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

There is no monster at the end of this story, only boundless regret, and tedium.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

The movie gets lost in a thicket of horror-movie cliches. Heroes wandering off at just the wrong moment to empty their bladders. Too-dark scenes, lit entirely by bouncing flashlights.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Temple comes off as more of a half-hearted attempt at exploiting typical J-horror themes than an actual homage to the Japanese genre.

August 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Problems aside, it's refreshing to stumble on a film of this genre that doesn't fall under the "standard order horror" umbrella where an avalanche of jump scares replaces attempts to generate a pervasive sense of unease.

August 31, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It fails to provide any real scares and adheres to well-worn tropes without a fresh twist.

August 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Temple falls apart repeatedly throughout its 78-minute running time, with a story that feels truncated, characters that never really make any sort of impact, and a few "twists" that really aren't twists at all.

September 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Temple

I liked it being set in Japan, and for unknowns the acting was decent, plus the Japanese cast were good, but the ending is very confusing and didn't tie up properly with a lot left unanswered. The little Japanese boy was genuinely creepy. Could have been much better than it ended up being.

Nicki Marie
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