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The Happening

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Sci-Fi

Release Date :

June 13, 2008

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

M. Night Shyamalan

Starring :

Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Spencer Breslin, Ashlyn Sanchez, Betty Buckley, Robert Bailey Jr., M. Night Shyamalan, Alan Ruck

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 5

“..there was talk of this film being Shyamalan's return to form... but if anything this is his worst film to date..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
1 of 4

“..stupefyingly silly new eco-thriller..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
1 of 5

“..one of the worst attempts at end-of-the-world ominousness since the Robot Holocaust battled the Ninja Apocalypse..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
1.5 of 4

“..for a doomsday thriller, the terror is diluted..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..elegant but failed creep-fest..”
by Carina Chocano [LA Times]
2 of 4

“..dumbfounding..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Review rate : B+

“..big-budget apocalyptic horror movie that has plenty of shocks but no showy special effects..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
1 of 4

“..Being risibly bad, The Happening is at least worth a laugh..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Maitland McDonagh [TV Guide]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]

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