The Turning

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  • Stylish but muddled, this misbegotten adaptation of Henry James' classic novel will send horror-hungry viewers Turning to the source material instead.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    An absolutely abhorrent ghost story...
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    Linda CookQuad City Times (Davenport, IA)
    'Turning' is incomprehensible spin on 'Turn of the Screw.'
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    Richard James HavisSouth China Morning Post
    This pedestrian ghost story plods along in a vaguely competent manner until a thoroughly muddled ending makes the whole experience pointless.
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    Chloe LeesonScreen Queens
    There's a lot of these bump in the night moments though, each one less original than the last.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    If there's any redemption here, it's in the children.
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    Matthew LucasFrom the Front Row
    A thoroughly decent, classically structured haunted house chiller hampered by an extremely ill-conceived ending that undermines much of the goodwill built up by Sigismondi's hauntingly elegant direction.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    Dreadful even by the standards of January horror.
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    Lana StanczakFilm Inquiry
    The last few years have come with a slew of fantastic horror films, and unfortunately The Turning does not fall into that category. With a substance less story, it isn't something that will be remembered.
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    Sandie Angulo ChenCommon Sense Media
    Baffling remake of Gothic classic wastes talented cast.
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    Asher LubertoWillamette Week
    The atmosphere really is incredible. But the rest of this horror flick is as hollow as a mannequin.
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