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Reviews: Annabelle (2014)

annabelleReviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Exploit/spin-off nacido a la sombra del éxito comercial de “Expediente Warren” que ofrece todo lo que uno podía esperar de un proyecto así: nada. Mala desde el guion, mala desde la dirección, mala en general.
  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: Basically another bargain basement housewife-in-peril horror film
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: Annabelle boasts a couple of effective “boo” scares – there are so many that a few were bound to land by default – but the only “boo” that matters is the one you’ll yell at the screen after this thudding, laughable bore finally cuts to the credits.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: I find myself enjoying the slow-burn nature of these movies and the attention to detail in terms of set design, atmosphere, lighting and the sound mix. It’s a huge step up from found footage, which relies on exactly none of these things (and in fact rejects them as a whole in the genre).
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It doesn’t help that the doll, conceptualized as it was in “The Conjuring,” starts off looking like Chucky’s demented cousin painted up like a demonic tart before it’s even been made a vessel of the devil…
  • Andy Crump @ Movie Mezzanine
    • Excerpt: …there are a limited number of ways in which a demonic doll can be frightening, particularly when said doll looks like it was made in Evil Co.’s nightmare factory, on an assembly line manned by Satanists.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: “Annabelle” is a self-styled prequel to last year’s horror hit, “The Conjuring.” It isn’t as smart or well-acted, but it does get the job done. Comedies are about making us laugh and horror movies are about making us jump, and “Annabelle,” if not a wall-to-wall jump fest, does have enough good ones to be a successful spook show.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [P]erhaps the movie’s biggest surprise is that it isn’t entirely pointless.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: James Wan Gives The People What They Want – ‘Annabelle’ Gets Her Own Movie
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: A tedious, strictly superficial fright-flick…
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: In the end, “Annabelle” cannot be denied the handful of jolts it plants, but one still gets the nagging suspicion that even the rosy-cheeked, pigtailed star will see more than a few missed opportunities in her own vehicle.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: If you think making a feature length movie of the backstory of a creepy doll might be stretching the concept a bit much, you’re correct.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Nothing more than a cynical and pointless cash-in on an already successful entity.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: A spookily effective supernatural tale self-destructs during the final act in Annabelle, a follow-up to last year’s The Conjuring that successfully employs many of that film’s hauntingly understated techniques but devolves into unadulterated silliness by the end.
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Falha completamente como filme de bonecos diabólicos por não ter algo digno desse nome, e ainda mais como filme de terror de tão mau que é no que tenta fazer.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground
Updated: July 2, 2015 — 11:00 pm

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