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Paranormal Activity 4

Overview


Genre :

Horror

Release Date :

October 19, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Starring :

Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Brady Allen, Matt Shively, Tommy Miranda, Alisha Boe

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

“..this is the first sequel in the series that fails to advance the overall mythology in any meaningful way..”
by Geoff Berkshire [Variety]
2 of 4

“..the franchise that capitalized on the found-footage craze has gotten lost..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..rolls on without much regard for either plot or character development..”
by Justin Lowe [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“..it's trite and cliche to its own fault, a lazy and cheap replica of a Paranormal Activity movie..”
by Brad Miska [Bloody Disgusting]
2 of 5

“..it never quite manages to capture the same tension and dread, the scares have become predictable, after all there are only so many times you can pull off the same trick..”
by Henry Northmore [The List]
3 of 5
Reviewed by James Rocchi [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Scott Weinberg [FEARnet]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Adam Markovitz [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
Reviewed by Mark Olsen [LA Times]
Reviewed by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]

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