Excerpt: The Nun is another solid addition to the Conjuring franchise with its particular brand of pop-horror and fine-tuned scares. Despite some thin plotting anc characterization, it’s elevated by solid performances and a great atmosphere.
Excerpt: Romanian castles and catacombs define The Nun’s tremendous location characteristics, which are inherently spooky when used to heighten a more “generic” brand of horror than Conjurverse films are used to.
Excerpt: Shallowly-scripted and overly reliant on haunted house-type scares, The Nun marks the second misstep in the five-years-old Conjuring universe (the first being Annabelle), beating its empty chest as it flatlines its way to its closing credits.
Excerpt: The Nun is more effective than several of its Conjuring predecessors, in large part because it is more efficient, avoiding narrative bloat and getting straight to business. Still, if you’re familiar with the many sources from which the film is drawn, you can’t help but sit back and tick off the references instead of being drawn into the chilling atmosphere.