Blair Witch
Blair Witch (2016)

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James' sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 16, 2016
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2017
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Critic Score
35%
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29%

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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Blair Witch doles out a handful of effective scares, but aside from a few new twists, it mainly offers a belated rehash of the original -- and far more memorable -- first film.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Blair Witch follows the original's beats so precisely that at times it seems the film is more eager to elicit memories of its predecessor than to stand on its own at all.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Belated "official" sequel to 1999 hit updates technology but repeats the original's shocks - only much louder and lamer

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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

This film is so much like the first film in tone and premise as to be excruciating at times, because the audience has seen it all before.

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Jeffrey Bloomer
Slate

Barrett and Wingard slavishly reprise the beats of the original movie and suffer gravely by comparison.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Perhaps for someone who never saw The Blair Witch Project, this might represent an adequate scary movie.

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Garry McConnachie
Daily Record (UK)

What follows is the usual "creepy" sounds from the darkness, those infamous hanging stick figures and some interesting ideas that are never fully realised.

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Michael Gingold
Time Out

Emerges as satisfying in its own right and pretty damn scary.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

Blair Witch nods to the first film but never rediscovers its power.

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Uriel Barco
Swagger

The new Blair Witch film lacks a real proposal and personality. Its only another found footage movie that, except for its last 10 minutes, is incapable of arousing any emotion. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Even if the use of the camera is a lot more organic and natural than in the first movie (and in so many other found footage films), this unoriginal rehash feels… More
Glenn Gaylord
STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE - My Review of BLAIR WITCH (2 1/2 Stars) When THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT was released in 1999, it became an instant… More
KJ Proulx
When it comes to making money, studios will try to get their hands on any property that has been beneficial in the past. From horror, to westerns, to action… More
Dann Michalski
Hikers return to the Black Hills Forest for another terrifying encounter with the supernatural in Blair Witch. The story follows an aspiring film student as… More
Nate Zoebl
As is mandatory with all reviews, let us acknowledge the tremendous impact of the original Blair Witch Project, a full-borne cultural event that tapped into the… More
Luke Andrews
The true sequel to The Blair Witch Project (I'm discounting the straight-to-DVD†nonsense), Blair Witch follows the brother and a group of friends as he… More