Insidious
Insidious (2011)

Saw franchise veterans James Wan and Leigh Whannell team with Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren Peli to give the familiar haunted house story an exciting new twist with this tale of a family that moves into an old house and begins to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: July 12, 2011
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
66%
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User Score
62%



Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Aside from a shaky final act, Insidious is a very scary and very fun haunted house thrill ride.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Not so much insidious as inexcusable.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Insidious isn't scary. It's laughable. And kind of sad.

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Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

The final third marks a jarring shift into increasingly silly territory, but the build-up and jump-scares are effective.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Wan and Whannell have, in effect, ripped pages from the "Poltergeist" playbook and stripped the formulas down to old-style gothic scares.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There's little new here. And what is new isn't well done.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

This is a movie that wants to be several movies at once. It turns out to be none of them.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

If there's a complaint to be made about Insidious, it's that the film's second half is unable to live up to the impossibly high standards set by the first half.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Nothing slows down a movie down like people sitting around a living room discussing the meaning of "astral projection."

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Insidious is effectively creepy and is able to provide some great horror elements without the gore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
This review includes Spoilers. Considering the Haunted House genre has been done to death, Insidious doesn't do too bad a job. It was a brave move by… More
Everett Johnson
A couple months ago I got a copy of part 2. About 30 minutes in I fell sleep because I didn't remember a darn thing about the first movie, and had zero… More
Flutie Archibald
I don't usually do horror movies, but this one was actually pretty good, even if I did spend a great amount of time talking and yelling at the TV to… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A fun horror movie. It had a nice variety of freaky stuff going on. Sort of a modern version of Poltergeist with malevolent spirits abducting one of the kids of… More
Edward Boxler
Insidious is the equivalent of a haunted house theme park ride. Frequent jump scares abound, most of them quite effective. By the time the ending roles around,… More
AJ Verser
I don't like many new horror movies, but this was good. Sure, it was a lot like Poltergeist. But it stands out on its own with the strangeness of the… More

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