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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The mostly played-out found footage aesthetic has its limitations, and V/H/S doesn't escape all of them. But the collected directors do manage to make many of those limitations into the films' strengths."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic
"Two hours of nausea-inducing shaky cam footage that fails to tell a coherent or engrossing central story."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Consistently intense but inconsistently satisfying ... in its attempt to pack relentlessly downbeat horror into 20-minute packages."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"A hit-and-miss affair."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"This has been attracting a lot of enthusiasm from horror buffs but it is hard to see why."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"I came, I saw, I hunkered."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"The film also plays to the strengths of the found-footage format, proving that sometimes the scariest things are the ones you can barely see."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A solid and entertaining anthology film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It might well be a brand-new different kind of found footage movie, but it's no better a work of horror cinema as a result."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A nauseating experience on every level."
‑ , This is London
""V/H/S" probably sounded great in the pitch meeting, but it loses all luster through some shoddy execution."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Washington Post
"Hardcore horror lovers will soak up the gruesome morsels."
‑ Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Conceptual pedantry aside, there are things to enjoy here."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"The anthology framework works well and features enough audacious moments to merit a viewing."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"A mixed bag of found-footage horror shorts, this anthology gives rising star filmmakers a chance to do something original with the genre. Of course, some of the clips are much more effective than others, and some are little more than gimmicky jokes."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
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