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The Apparition Reviews

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
August 29, 2012
The entity is a ghostly presence amid an even ghostlier absence. This is truly distressed real estate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
August 28, 2012
A run of the mill horror flick that gets worse and worse as it progresses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
August 28, 2012
Something lacking either body heat or visceral suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
August 27, 2012
It's simply one of the worst horror movies I've ever seen in my life; such a waste of time being in that theater. It's so wholly awful it's almost an acheivement how bad it is.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Frank Lovece
Newsday
August 26, 2012
For casual viewers desiring a few scares, some suspense and a sustained sense of dread and malevolence, you could do worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
August 26, 2012
Lights flicker; soap and cactuses blacken; claw marks appear; icky molds gather like hornet nests.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
August 26, 2012
Might give you a restless night, but only because you fell asleep in the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
August 26, 2012
The Apparition is not a great or even good haunted-house movie, but it does have the advantage of a memorable setting.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
August 26, 2012
Abysmally dreadful! One of the worst miscalculations of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2012
Between Lincoln's ineptitude and the vacant prettiness of Greene and Stan, "The Apparition" becomes just a pile of false starts and dead ends that never build to anything truly frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 25, 2012
Scary bad.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 25, 2012
The Apparition takes a potential paranormal romp and robs it of its purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
August 24, 2012
...one of those late summer time-wasters that - like the film's spirit - appears out of nowhere, hopes to grab you (or, at least, your wallet) and then vanish again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
August 24, 2012
The bare-bones framework of an utterly generic horror story, devoid of thrills, jolts or even an interesting hook.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
August 24, 2012
'Apparition' is unfocused and overdeveloped. [It's] bogged down with heavy exposition, lack of rules, and a lackluster performance from Sebastian Stan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
August 24, 2012
What actually happens in the movie seems to be left over from some kind of rigorous cutting session. It's less of an arc than a flatline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Gregg Katzman
IGN Movies
August 24, 2012
If you enjoy laughing at bad movies with friends, then sure, have a good time watching it this weekend. Otherwise, stay away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 24, 2012
There's a whole new genre of scary movies that might more accurately be called borey movies.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
August 24, 2012
The movie loses goodwill early on by killing an adorable dog, resulting in a lack of an identification point, since the canine has better intuition than the humans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine
August 24, 2012
The soulless-ness of their empty plot of track homes and super-store existence invokes both Poltergeist and Employee of the Month.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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