V/H/S (2012)

When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn't going to be as easy as they thought. In the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An uneven collection of found-footage horror films, V/H/S has some inventive scares but its execution is hit-and-miss.

Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

The mostly played-out found footage aesthetic has its limitations, and V/H/S doesn't escape all of them. But the collected directors do manage to make many of those limitations into the films' strengths.

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James Berardinelli

Two hours of nausea-inducing shaky cam footage that fails to tell a coherent or engrossing central story.

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Steve Biodrowski

Consistently intense but inconsistently satisfying ... in its attempt to pack relentlessly downbeat horror into 20-minute packages.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

I came, I saw, I hunkered.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The film also plays to the strengths of the found-footage format, proving that sometimes the scariest things are the ones you can barely see.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A solid and entertaining anthology film...

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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

"V/H/S" probably sounded great in the pitch meeting, but it loses all luster through some shoddy execution.

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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Hardcore horror lovers will soak up the gruesome morsels.

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Alistair Harkness

Conceptual pedantry aside, there are things to enjoy here.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
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Greg S
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