Imaginary

critic Reviews

, 25% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Imaginary's core concept is solid enough to produce a handful of scares, but too much of its potential is lost in a clichéd story that gets bogged down in world-building.
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    John NugentEmpire Magazine
    Not a total catastrophe, but perilously close to being one. Is it too obvious to say Imaginary is simply lacking in imagination?
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    Kristy PuchkoMashable
    While a bit unwieldy, Imaginary is a playfully deranged movie that's sure to be a hit at slumber parties. But grown-ups can enjoy its spirited scares, too.
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    Peyton RobinsonRogerEbert.com
    It suffers from the plague of overly convoluted plots that are executed by overly simplistic means: flat expositional dialogue, car commercial visual style, and a seemingly first draft creative concept that never irons out the wrinkles.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Wadlow may have had grand ideas for the production, but what reaches the screen is a collage of partially realized ideas – some good, some bad – that are undermined by plastic acting, wooden dialogue, and an embarrassment of an ending.
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    Peter HowellToronto Star
    If you’re a true horror fan, this film is not your friend.
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    Matt DonatoInverse
    Imaginary oversells, under-delivers, and is never anywhere as frightening as the deepest recesses of your own all-time-terrible nightmares.
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    Jonathan SimComingSoon.net
    By the time the credits roll on Imaginary, you will have mixed feelings. There are a few good ideas here and there, but the characterization needed a bit more work, and the scares needed to be polished a tad more.
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    Marko DjurdjićExclaim!
    It's flimsy, cheap and easily forgotten — much like an unloved stuffy decaying in the darkness of some dusty box that will never be opened again.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    This mostly terrible horror movie relies on chunks of ideas recycled from older movies, several predictable jump scares, and monster lore that wobbles all over the place and makes little sense.
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    Lucy BuglassWhat To Watch
    Aesthetically it's good, with decent sound design and an atmosphere that mirrors some old-school horror movies, but the style over substance approach is disappointing when the movie could've gone a lot harder than it did.
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