Jessabelle (2014)

From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty)… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: January 13, 2015
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jessabelle hints at a bright future for star Sarah Snook, but clouds her performance with a cliched -- and tasteless -- storyline.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

As the film racks up incidents and characters and explanations, the mystery dissipates. It's a strange spectacle: a horror film that spends as much time dismantling suspense as it does building it.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

How are VHS tapes, voodoo and the specter lurking in a house connected? Your impatience for answers is likely to eclipse your trepidation.

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Rebeca Salas
En la butaca

Believe it or not, this film has great potential. However, everything collapses when it tries to be a horror movie. [full review in Spanish]

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

An ineffective, derivative, and awkwardly executed mash-up of ghost flicks and voodoo movies.

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Katie Rife
AV Club

One of the nice things about Jessabelle is that it isn't trying too hard.

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Bill Gibron
Film Racket

slackjawed Southern Gothic

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Credit lead Sarah Snook's gentle, sympathetic performance for holding together this atmospheric film, especially during its silly-campy third act.

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

There are few scares here, but plenty of mild grossness. The absurd ending ties up the mystery in a way that's sure to annoy both supernaturalists and realists.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

An honest, gentle performance by Sarah Snook is not enough to recommend this clichéd ghost story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Francisco Godinho
Nothing you haven't seen before on ghosts stories with very little surprises and a hell lot of pointless explanations that ruin the suspense. Plus,… More