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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

August 26, 2011 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Troy Nixey

Starring :

Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, Alan Dale, Jack Thompson, Edwina Ritchard, Garry McDonald

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

1.5 of 4

“..the film consistently and stupidly writes itself out of a premature ending, and in a manner that would be bearable, amusing even, if it behaved as a winking tribute to superior haunted-house films of yore like The Changeling..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
3 of 5

“..it's a welcome enough place to stay for a few hours, in the shining and terrible darkness of the theater..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
“..if the grand finale isn't as resonantly scary as the original's, maybe that's just because, try though we might, we're no longer impressionable kids..”
by Chuck Wilson [Village Voice]
“..a suspenseful yet markedly less insidious update..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..a scary film where the scares peter out far too quickly..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]

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