The Dyatlov Pass Incident (Devil's Pass) Reviews

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August 22, 2019
There usually comes a point when anyone behaving rationally would stop filming a horrific experience, and Devil's Pass hits that early on.
June 11, 2019
If you are going to do a movie like Devil's Pass or Chernobyl Diaries - both that have such a mysterious and creepy back story - you need to do it well.
February 28, 2019
The final act feels somewhat tacked on and crosses the line between fantastical to slightly amusing ridiculousness.
February 25, 2018
Another Blair Witch knockoff film.
October 15, 2013
Further evidence that seasoned directors enjoy the found footage gimmick as much as the first-timers seem to.
September 3, 2013
The decision to assemble it as a found-footage thriller makes it feel like yet another Blair Witch knock-off. And the plot seems to run out of ideas before the end.
August 29, 2013
Renny Harlin's fun, creepy found-footage horror knows when to be charming and, crucially, when to take its based-on-true-events conspiracy plot to its ridiculously entertaining conclusion.
August 28, 2013
I'm not suggest Harlin deserves better than the tepid frights of Devil's Pass, but chasing a tired trend with minimal storytelling heft doesn't do him any favors.
August 28, 2013
Despite drawing influence from a fascinating real-life event, this sloppily directed, largely tension-free found footage film sticks too closely to genre formula.
August 28, 2013
Its grab at realism makes the artifice highly conspicuous.
August 26, 2013
Very much like a puzzle that all comes seamlessly together, "Devil's Pass" wallows in formula before veering a sharp, hair-raising left turn just when the film needs it most.
August 26, 2013
Harlan's film -- written by Vikram Weet -- is a routine low-budget genre picture, with blandly attractive young actors overmatched by the freakiness lurking in the wilderness.
August 25, 2013
If you know nothing of this incident you'll be intrigued, as I was. But the explanation, which involves another curious tale from the 1940s that continues to fascinate conspiracy theorists, is difficult to swallow.
August 23, 2013
Made with just enough craft that, were you to stumble upon it late at night during a bout of insomnia, you wouldn't mind watching through to the end.
August 23, 2013
Frankly, this thriller is a bit behind the curve in its storytelling, so even though it's a solidly well-made example of the found-footage genre, it feels derivative and tired.
August 22, 2013
A deliciously ooky, X-Files-esque chiller that's a scary-fun hoot and a half; a lean, smart example of the found-footage flick.
August 22, 2013
The film is ridiculous and laugh-out-loud funny, though it's sometimes hard to tell if this is intentional or not. Either way, it remains riveting because of its effective tropes.
August 22, 2013
An hour of waiting for something to happen followed by 30 minutes of silliness.
August 22, 2013
The awe-inspiring mountain vistas serve to ratchet up the claustrophobic intensity against the characters' blithe, even foolish, attitudes.
August 22, 2013
As Renny Harlin's career progresses, it seems more and more that his early gems were merely happy accidents.
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