The Turning Reviews

  • The Turning
    • Genre : Horror, Thriller
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 94 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Universal Pictures
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Movie Reviews

  • this grungy, suitably ambiguous horror remake looks the part but lacks suspense
    3 of 5 by Katherine McLaughlin [The List Film (UK) ]
  • the latest version of Henry James' haunted house classic fails to raise a scare; instead of intriguing ambiguity, this updated version – which had a long and bumpy development -- offers only maddening confusion
    by Stephen Whitty [Screen Daily International ]
  • overall, this an ambitiously crafted and robustly acted adaptation which could have been so much more were it not for some glaring mistakes and a screenplay that could have benefited from a heavy rewrite and perhaps a tad more subtlety
    3 of 5 by Linda Marric [HeyUGuys ]
  • it's less about answers and more about evoking a richly rendered gothic horror vibe while intuition bitterly battles reason. It may not work for everyone, but those for whom it works will find much to savor and puzzle over in "The Turning"
    3 of 4 by Katie Walsh [Tribune News Service ]
  • in a movie as utterly lost as "The Turning", everything from the performances to the production design to the music cues amount to one big pile of dirty mirrors and doll parts
    Review rate : C by Jesse Hassenger [AV Club ]
  • a total waste of time; The movie doesn't quite stop mid-sentence, but it comes as close as any film I've seen
    1 of 5 by Donald Clarke [Irish Times ]
  • a generic but competent reboot-quel enlivened by good performances across the board and some stylish direction. No grudges need be held here, but maybe it's time to put this franchise to bed
    3 of 5 by Amon Warmann [Empire Magazine ]
  • "The Turning" sacrifices narrative and emotional coherence in favor of a series of would-be scary set pieces that seem mainly designed to discourage aspiring nannies from pursuing the vocation
    by Frank Scheck [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • "The Turning" enjoys a gorgeous setting, but relies too heavily on the gothic manor for ambiance. The story lacks overall cohesiveness. While the imagery is chilling, that is just not enough to carry a film
    2 of 5 by Alyse Wax [Dread Central ]

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