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The Apparition Reviews

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Mack Rawden
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
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
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
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
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
Chris Stuckmann
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.
| Original Score: .5/5
William Bibbiani
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
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
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
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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-
Heather Wixson
Dread Central
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
Mark H. Harris
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
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
Scott Weinberg
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
Alison Willmore
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
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
Jeremy Wheeler
TV Guide
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
Rob Vaux
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
Bill Gibron
August 25, 2012
The Apparition takes a potential paranormal romp and robs it of its purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Brian Orndorf
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-
Kofi Outlaw
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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