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The Innkeepers

Overview


Genre :

Horror

Release Date :

February 03, 2012 (Limited)

Director :

Ti West

Starring :

Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, George Riddle, Lena Dunham, Alison Bartlett, John Speredakos, Kurt Venghaus, Thomas Mahoney, Michael Martin, Michael P. Castelli

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..there's nothing at all campy or in-jokey..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
“..the shock is really alarming, a return to the scrambling..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..the narrative is projected through the eyes of one character and there are two ways to interpret the manner in which events unfold..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..the movie feels a bit like Clerks at first, then takes on a bit of The Shining gleam..”
by Staci Layne Wilson [Horror.com]
Review rate : C

“..the film's technical craft elevates it beyond the amateurish tics of the performances..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
Review rate : B+

“..not exactly a stunner, and the narrative tension is relatively loose..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5

“..more contemporary but has an old-school feel -- and appeal..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4

“..lean and scary..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..feels like a devoted horror fan's attempt to reinvent a classic genre by sheer force of quality..”
by Michelle Orange [Movieline]
Review rate : D

“..choppy, the dialogue often unnecessary, and the scares too sparse..”
by Peg Aloi [Boston Phoenix]
2.5 of 4

“..best of all, West forces his audience to plumb their own imaginations..”
by Bruce Demara [Toronto Star]
“..a largely entertaining picture with too few (and late-arriving) scares to satisfy the multiplex crowd..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : C+

“..a brilliantly plotted piece of location-centric, minimalist horror..”
by Jesse Cataldo [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by William Goss [MSN Movies]
Review rate : D
Reviewed by Rex Reed [New York Observer]

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LATEST REVIEWS

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]