The Pact
The Pact (2012)

After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole (Bruckner) and Annie (Lotz) reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst:… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 6, 2012
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The explanations for what has been going on are weird, fantastical and sort of reasonable, within the context of the story, maintaining the film's sense of grounded directness up to the very end.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

In the end, like a lot of genre movies, this one pulls from different inspirations, and so weighs in, by turns, as overly predictable and satisfyingly recognizable (part of genre cinema's one-two punch).

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The Pact fizzles out significantly as it marches towards its rather generic final act...

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

McCarthy is clearly an economical director and what he gets on screen here - while hardly new - is still effective and occasionally creepy.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

In truth, there's nothing here we haven't seen before. But McCarthy, who also wrote the straightforward script, keeps the pace moving and the atmosphere eerie (if rarely terrifying).

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Scott Weinberg

Manages to deliver a decent combination of supernatural and practical horrors.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

A tightly controlled low-budget chiller whose occasional moments of unexpected special effects are set up beautifully by long periods of suspense.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

More horror movies set in the 21st century ought to integrate technology into their scares as well as Nicholas McCarthy's The Pact.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Nicholas McCarthy admirably tries to deliver both a terrifying tale of horror while mixing in more gritty elements, but doesn't explain much as to why.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The mystery is compelling and holds the story together in an efficient way before the very tense last twenty minutes, even though there is no pact to be seen in… More
Dead Angel
Oh my this was damn scary!
Cynthia S.
3 3/4's ..I liked this movie. It was pretty good, right up until the last five seconds making absolutely no sense what-so-ever. Another nightmare? I… More
Markus Robinson
As one of the most frustrating horror films I've ever sat through, "The Pact" is an irrational balance of well designed suspense sequences… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] The Pact feels as if it's been constructed from an infinite number of… More
The Movie Waffler
With it's languid pace, minimal sound mix and bare bones plot, "The Pact" resembles the work of Ti West. McCarthy expanded his eleven minute… More