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The Nun (2018)



Critic Consensus: The Nun boasts strong performances, spooky atmospherics, and a couple decent set-pieces, but its sins include inconsistent logic and narrative slackness.

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When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in "The Conjuring 2," as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

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Taissa Farmiga
as Sister Irene
Demian Bichir
as Father Burke
Bonnie Aarons
as Demon Nun
Charlotte Hope
as Sister Victoria
Ingrid Bisu
as Sister Oana
Jonas Bloquet
as Frenchie

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All Critics (143) | Top Critics (18)

By overly relying on jump scares, "The Nun" uses a mechanical approach toward instilling fear rather than a more profound understanding of terror.

September 22, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Were it not for sudden blasts of Dolby fury, there would be nothing to provide shocks, let alone scares. What terrifies most is the complete and utter lack of plot.

September 7, 2018 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

Its script utilizes the kitchen-sink approach common to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters-and the film is worse off for it.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Do any of these various jump scares ever register? Not really. For that to happen, the movie would have to have built up tension and suspense, which I guess it figures it isn't required to do.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The dazzling effects can't mask a slow narrative. Also, creaky floors, jump scares - and just about every horror cliche we can think of - can only take the movie so far.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A mix of slow-burn religious mystery and old-school adventure that egregiously fails to utilize its greatest hit: Bonnie Aarons' terrifyingly freaky villainess of the cloth.

September 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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