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The Pact Reviews

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2012
The explanations for what has been going on are weird, fantastical and sort of reasonable, within the context of the story, maintaining the film's sense of grounded directness up to the very end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 6, 2012
McCarthy is clearly an economical director and what he gets on screen here - while hardly new - is still effective and occasionally creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 6, 2012
A tightly controlled low-budget chiller whose occasional moments of unexpected special effects are set up beautifully by long periods of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 5, 2012
In the end, like a lot of genre movies, this one pulls from different inspirations, and so weighs in, by turns, as overly predictable and satisfyingly recognizable (part of genre cinema's one-two punch).
| Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 5, 2012
In truth, there's nothing here we haven't seen before. But McCarthy, who also wrote the straightforward script, keeps the pace moving and the atmosphere eerie (if rarely terrifying).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 5, 2012
More horror movies set in the 21st century ought to integrate technology into their scares as well as Nicholas McCarthy's The Pact.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 3, 2012
There's no pact in The Pact, which is indicative of this faux spooky tale's guiding illogicality.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 6, 2012
This haunted house movie achieves a frightening intensity with limited means, but also feels under-characterised and overstretched.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
February 10, 2012
Basic, efficient little horror item scares up a few little shocks, possibly enough for a modest commercial career.