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The Apparition Reviews

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July 27, 2014
None of this matters at all because the main characters are completely unlikable, and the momentum is consistently ruined by poor decision-making.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 13, 2012
Every fo paux The Apparition commits stems from a general atmosphere lacking any vibrant heartbeat, creating characters and conflicts which are tragically birthed on life support.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10
June 30, 2013
From start to finish, the movie basks in horrible horror clichés that will leave viewers straining to find something original in the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
August 29, 2012
The whole ordeal only lasts 82 minutes, but that's still too long for a film with no ambition aside from lightening your wallet.
Read More | Original Score: .5/5
November 30, 2012
When I finally get around to writing a textbook, this is going to be one of my primary examples of how not to make a horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/10
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
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
August 26, 2012
Might give you a restless night, but only because you fell asleep in the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
August 23, 2012
The movie isn't scary and plays it way too safe, making for an underwhelming experience for this horror fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 27, 2014
It's frightening to think that a major studio like Warner Brothers would not only release a film this bad into theaters nationwide, but that it would even green light it in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
August 24, 2012
Wafts out of the ether like the ghosts of bad movies past, the very picture of the cinema's dog days of August.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 24, 2012
Just about the most basic and generic haunted house retread in several years. Aggressively dull stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 24, 2012
An incomprehensibly garbled, derivative attempt at a horror flick from first-time writer-director Todd Lincoln.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
August 24, 2012
There's a whole new genre of scary movies that might more accurately be called borey movies.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 27, 2014
Devoid of scares and energy, the picture is all bumps in the night and has nothing to set it apart from its other forgettable post-Japanese horror contemporaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
August 25, 2012
The Apparition takes a potential paranormal romp and robs it of its purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
August 23, 2012
The trailer for The Apparition contained more story than the picture it was promoting. In fact, I think the trailer for The Apparition is actually more of a movie than The Apparition.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
October 2, 2012
The Apparition is a rare example of filmmaking failure that is so complete, it will exacerbate its audience in nearly every way possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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