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Chernobyl Diaries

Overview


Genre :

Horror

Release Date :

May 25, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Brad Parker

Starring :

Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Devin Kelley, Dimitri Diatchenko, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Milos Timotijevic, Alex Feldman

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..we never really care about the characters, their plight, or the order in which they'll become tender vittles..”
by Jim Judy [Screen It!]
2 of 5

“..too many people do too many ridiculous things for this movie to pack nearly the punch of "Paranormal Activity"..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3.5 of 5

“..there are moments within the flick that are truly scary as hell, but many have been hampered by the flick's numerous trailers and TV spots..”
by Uncle Creepy [Dread Central]
“..the film is highly convincing in its verisimilitude..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : C-

“..the film ends on a far-fetched, far from frightening note..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
“..the acting is what you’d expect-on the level of what you’ll find in any crummy horror movie shown on the SyFy network..”
by Frank Swietek [One Guy's Opinion]
“..not everything is answered at the end of "Chernobyl Diaries," and that's precisely as it should be..”
by Dustin Putman [http://dustinputman.com/reviews/c/12_chernobyldiaries.htm]
“..final scenes shamelessly recycle cliches and contrivances from a dozen or so other sci-fi thrillers involving contamination and coverups..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
0.5 of 4

“..director Bradley Parker competently builds tension of the usual silence-silence-silence-SOMETHING-LOUD variety..”
by Matt Pais [RedEye]
3 of 5

“..characters who do nonsensical things, jump scares, etc. - and the absolutely horrendous ending easier to forgive..”
by Brian Tallerico [HollywoodChicago.com]
1.5 of 4

“..avoid a boredom meltdown and give this formulaic scarefest a wide berth..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..afflicted with a fatal flaw that damages many horror films: after a better-than-average setup and a promising first half, everything falls apart..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]

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