Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

A young California Latino named Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) is designated for possession by the same malevolent demon who previously claimed Kristi and Katie. Christopher Landon (son of Highway to Heaven actor Michael Landon) wrote and directed… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 8, 2014
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37%
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35%



Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A change of setting breathes some new life into the franchise, but Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones fails to provide enough consistent thrills to justify a fifth film in the series.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

There's no getting past the nonsense formality of taking that camera everywhere.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

This fifth in the series further diminishes the promise of the 2007 original, replacing mystery and suspense with predictability and misogyny.

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Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com

This film is not scary, it's simply an exercise in waiting for a loud, ear piercing musical cue that forces us to be startled.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The plot is a confusing, derivative mishmash of half-baked supernatural clichés, and the total absence of characterization makes it hard to care what happens.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Provides the familiar cheap thrills but with a salsa tang.

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Henry Northmore
The List

The law of diminishing returns mean this is now an exercise repetition: the tricks have all lost their power to terrify and The Marked Ones is just a vaguely spooky shadow of its a former self.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

The leads are appealing but the best scares will be familiar to anyone who has seen the previous films - or, for that matter, the trailer.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Many of the core elements of the earlier movies are retained here, including the increasingly annoying found-footage gimmick.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A great effort, but a sub-par horror film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
So the "Paranormal Activity" franchise has been running out of steam the last few installments. Seems to have been a 1 trick pony, and that trick… More
Cynthia S.
Enough now....
KJ Proulx
After a very very disappointing fourth film, the Paranormal Activity franchise was clearly on the rocks and had no flavour left in it. "Paranormal… More
Alex roy
Fifth entry in the Paranormal Activity series is a strained and unnecessary sequel in a series that has overstayed its welcome. This entry is just an excuse to… More
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Edward Boxler
Too drawn out, not enough story, and the one or two decent thrills it provides do not justify an entire feature. Paranormal Activity 2, 4, and The Marked Ones… More