The Unborn
The Unborn (2009)

Casey Beldon hated her mother for leaving her as a child. But when inexplicable things start to happen, Casey begins to understand why she left. Plagued by merciless dreams and a tortured ghost that haunts her waking hours, she must turn to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 9, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: David Goyer's Unborn is a tame genre effort with cheap thrills and scares that border on silliness.

Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

[An] exuberantly creepy mash-up of Jewish folklore, J-horror atmospherics, and demonic possession boilerplate.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Filmed in Chicago but universal in its lameness...The Unborn is the story of a dybbuk who makes trouble for the skinny North Shore college girl played by Odette Yustman, who's always out jogging when she should be considering a sandwich.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

I don't know why I even bothered to watch this.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

David S Goyer's non-kosher riff on 'The Exorcist' is stillborn,

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

A laughably bad horror flick involving demonic possession, concentration camps and torturous genetic experiments.

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Simon Miraudo

I truly, truly recommend watching either of those instead of The Unborn. Or your wall. Just staring at your wall is also an acceptable alternative too.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

Goyer has penned many scripts superior to this one, but he does make sure you're never far away from a big 'Boo!'

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James Berardinelli

This is where many a horror movie falls and never again rises: too much exposition.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

I kept hoping Oldman would revert to his Sid & Nancy punk persona and kick the little freak in the yarbles like some pain-deserving Springsteen fan, but no such luck.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Yep, this one is pretty much a mess. I caught it on TV, so as I didn't pay any money to see it, I am probably inclined to be a little more generous than… More
Mike S
Clichéd, but not bad altogether. I thought the gorgeous Megan Fox was starring in this, but as it turned out it was just a look-a-like by the name of Odette… More
Bethany Murphy
It was really bad - scary in some scenes. But Cam Gigadet gave this a full star.
Conner Rainwater
Aside from Odette Yustman looking like an identical twin to Megan Fox, there's really nothing interesting about this at all. It's like a Jewish… More
Alex roy
The Unborn has gotten a bad reputation in the Horror community. The film a decent entry in the Horror genre, but is definitely not the best. The film has some… More
Morgan Salem
Well I was actually in the mood to see a crapy horror movie and I actually enjoyed this! Terrible movie but fun to watch (if you were in the mood as I happened… More