The Conjuring
The Conjuring (2013)

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 22, 2013
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
86%
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User Score
82%



Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-crafted and gleefully creepy, The Conjuring ratchets up dread through a series of effective old-school scares.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Every hand that reaches into a wardrobe, every nervous trip into that basement just gets on your nerves. Satan needs to get over himself.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Wan builds mounting dread with silence and suspense, lingering the camera unsettlingly long here, creaking a door there.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Wan uses every horror cliche with blithe confidence. He knows no one is immune if the effects are sturdily built, and not too literal.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

In The Conjuring, the scary casts out the spirit of the silly, permanently, and with a vengeance.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Wan ... builds the many bumps in the night into a small Hitchcockian symphony of terror by way of long, eerie tracking shots, dramatic silences, and sudden scares that are frighteningly immersive.

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Sean Burns
Metro

Sometimes it all comes down to craftsmanship. There's probably nothing you haven't seen before in director James Wan's The Conjuring, but rarely have you seen it done so well.

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Philip Brown
Globe and Mail

The Conjuring uses every stock scare in the horror movie playbook for a dumb, yet charmingly traditional haunted house picture that manages to feel more retro than rehashed.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

...there were moments where it seemed the entire theater was holding its breath. We were united in one feeling: terror.

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Sarah Ward
Trespass

The Conjuring simply takes a standard story comprised of the usual components, and with warmth and commitment makes them not just palatable, but successful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
While "The Conjuring" definitely isn't an original concept, and for sure isn't as scary as it tries to claim to be, it's quite… More
Chris Weber
I've been a little leery of the horror genre over the past few years, only once in a while finding something I liked, but mostly just not giving hardly any… More
Edward Boxler
The Conjuring is a testament to all non-believers that creaking doors, dead silences, noises coming from other rooms, and dark cellars can still be creepy when… More
Josh Lewis
It's nice to see a well made traditional horror movie these days and that is exactly what The Conjuring is. It's nothing revelatory, but it is an… More
Nikhil Nandu
It is certainly frightening at moments, but the Conjuring plays it safe. Nothing here is new. Nothing here hasn't been done better by someone else. It… More
Nicki Marie
Genuinely creepy. One of the better horror films I have seen lately. The 70's setting works so well for this type of thing. Cast are great too.