The Bye Bye Man
The Bye Bye Man (2017)

People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we're asking are wrong? What if the cause of all evil is not a matter… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 13, 2017
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2017
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Bye Bye Man clumsily mashes together elements from better horror films, adding up to a derivative effort as short on originality as it is on narrative coherency or satisfying scares.

Leah Pickett
Chicago Reader

The script teems with horror clichés (scribbled drawings, a creepy kid, the skeptical protagonist looking up the demon's origins on a library computer), and everything from the acting to the makeup to the special effects is atrocious.

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Peter Sobczynski

To think that everyone here intended to make a movie this utterly lifeless and banal from the outset is infinitely more frightening than anything presented on screen.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

Unfortunately, the film's ubiquitous phrase, "don't think it, don't say it," is all-too-easily expanded to include "don't see it."

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

Maybe all will be explained in the sequel. If so, your writer is happy to remain uneducated.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It keeps you guessing, if only to find out, "uh, is that all there is?"

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Nihit Bhave
The Times of India

If you're in the mood to get scared this weekend, you'd have better luck surfing the news channels.

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Luke Y. Thompson
Village Voice

It may be that I'm assessing on a curve because it's January. But if you miss the slasher icons of old and have little patience for the reboot attempts they get periodically, it's nice to see at least a worthy attempt to add to that pantheon.

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Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

Despite any titular trepidation, there is fun to be had and even some cultural relevancy if you decide to say hi to The Bye Bye Man.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

Even by B-movie, January horror movie, expecting-the-worst standards, Cressida Bonas is a Bad Actress. But at least she's not alone in The Bye Bye Man, where everyone is a bad actor except Faye Dunaway because she's Faye Dunaway.

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