Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

A young California Latino named Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) is designated for possession by the same malevolent demon who previously claimed Kristi and Katie. Christopher Landon (son of Highway to Heaven actor Michael Landon) wrote and directed… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 3, 2014
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2014
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39%
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User Score
35%



Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A change of setting breathes some new life into the franchise, but Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones fails to provide enough consistent thrills to justify a fifth film in the series.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

There's no getting past the nonsense formality of taking that camera everywhere.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

This fifth in the series further diminishes the promise of the 2007 original, replacing mystery and suspense with predictability and misogyny.

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

The scares are effective and unsettling, and work better because they depend less on the Where's Waldo? compositions of the other sequels and more on character dynamics.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The plot is a confusing, derivative mishmash of half-baked supernatural clichés, and the total absence of characterization makes it hard to care what happens.

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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

The novelty of "found footage" wore off almost immediately upon arrival, and yet the "style" persists, despite the fact (or maybe because of the fact) that it's tired and lazy.

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

Hands down, The Marked Ones is absolutely relentless, creepy as hell and a ton of fun on the big screen- it totally surprised me and left me with my enthusiasm for the PA series renewed.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

The leads are appealing but the best scares will be familiar to anyone who has seen the previous films - or, for that matter, the trailer.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Provides the familiar cheap thrills but with a salsa tang.

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Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com

This film is not scary, it's simply an exercise in waiting for a loud, ear piercing musical cue that forces us to be startled.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
So the "Paranormal Activity" franchise has been running out of steam the last few installments. Seems to have been a 1 trick pony, and that trick… More
Cynthia S.
Enough now....
KJ Proulx
After a very very disappointing fourth film, the Paranormal Activity franchise was clearly on the rocks and had no flavour left in it. "Paranormal… More
Alex roy
Fifth entry in the Paranormal Activity series is a strained and unnecessary sequel in a series that has overstayed its welcome. This entry is just an excuse to… More
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Edward Boxler
Too drawn out, not enough story, and the one or two decent thrills it provides do not justify an entire feature. Paranormal Activity 2, 4, and The Marked Ones… More