The Skeptic
The Skeptic (2009)

A skeptical attorney moves into a beautiful house with an ominous history, only to experience a series of bizarre and frightening occurrences beyond his comprehension. Bryan Becket (Tim Daly) never believed in the supernatural. When… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 8, 2009
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

Old-fashioned in the worst sense, Bardwell's ghost story is heavy on Freud, light on fear.

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Frank Lovece
Hollywood Reporter

Bardwell writes and directs carefully though without inspiration, leaving open the question of whether the house is really haunted.

Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever

A film with good ideas and performances but weak, predictable, two-dimensional, frustrating dialogue.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

Tennyson Bardwell's pretentious psycho-supernatural flick doesn't even qualify as guilty-pleasure camp. It's the sort of bad movie that will make you lose faith in the genre altogether.

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Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice

A mechanical compendium of anti-skepticism clichés, right down to the obligatory post-realization upchuck.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

While horror movies have become tedious fare, relying on recycled gotcha scare tactics, this brainteaser blend of the logical, psychological and psychic aims to keep viewers on their toes, as well as at the edge of their seats.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

I'll take a bunch of teenagers terrorized by chain-saw-wielding zombies any day.

Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

You know you're in trouble when the most appealing element your film is Tom Arnold.

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Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine

Polished but dull.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
This is a pretty good film about a man who has a hidden past, separated from his wife and moves into his dead aunt's house. While living there its very… More
Jacob Palacio
The most slow-paced\boring horror suspense film of all time.
Wahida K
The Plot was very familiar to me. I have seen another Movie with exactly same Story but I cannt remember the title. Well there was tiny bit in the plot and… More
Sarah Prisbylla
This wasn't scary - not even in the "I'm going to jump because something unexpected pops up on the screen" way. Ehhh.
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After a mysterious death of his Aunt, a confirmed skeptic lawyer, Brian Becket, (TIm Daly) dismisses reports that her house is haunted and moves in after… More
Chosen 718
Interesting psychological/supernatural-drama [written and directed by newcomer Tennyson Bardwell] about a lawyer who doesn't believe in anything until he… More