Sinister

Sinister

Sinister

Occult horror starring Ethan Hawke as a true-crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural terror. Also stars Law and Order veterans Vincent D’Onofrio and Fred Dalton Thompson. From the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

2012Rating: MA15+, Strong horror themes and violence110 minsUSA
Horror
75%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The scares are not just intense but unyielding in this compelling horror yarn.

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Total Film

Total Film

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An enjoyable, if boilerplate, boo-flick that maintains an enviable rate of scares per minute by throwing everything - demons, ghosts, snakes, loud noises - at the screen.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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This so-so, occasionally effective horror film combines found-footage creepiness and haunted-house scares - but is stronger on mood than story.

2.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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There isn't an ounce of ingenuity in the way the movie is concluded, but some generic expertise in the way it is put together.

2.0
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An undeniably scary movie, with performances adding enough human interest to give depth to the basic building blocks of horror.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As the best horror stories so often do, Sinister makes clear that we are our own boogeymen, the worst monsters of all.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Enjoyably edgy fright flick meshes serial-killer and haunted house ingredients.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Derrickson bounces back from his insipid redo of The Day The Earth Stood Still with an effective chiller that's got a skeleton or two in its closet.

3.0
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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

An occult thriller that scares with an absolute relentlessness.

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Variety

Variety

press

The scares are not just intense but unyielding in this compelling horror yarn.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

An enjoyable, if boilerplate, boo-flick that maintains an enviable rate of scares per minute by throwing everything - demons, ghosts, snakes, loud noises - at the screen.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This so-so, occasionally effective horror film combines found-footage creepiness and haunted-house scares - but is stronger on mood than story.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There isn't an ounce of ingenuity in the way the movie is concluded, but some generic expertise in the way it is put together.

2.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An undeniably scary movie, with performances adding enough human interest to give depth to the basic building blocks of horror.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As the best horror stories so often do, Sinister makes clear that we are our own boogeymen, the worst monsters of all.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Enjoyably edgy fright flick meshes serial-killer and haunted house ingredients.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Derrickson bounces back from his insipid redo of The Day The Earth Stood Still with an effective chiller that's got a skeleton or two in its closet.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

An occult thriller that scares with an absolute relentlessness.

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