“Scary As Crap”
“A Horror Movie That Invites You To Be Entertained By 'The Uninvited'”
“Short Review Based On Rankings”
“Not Scary But Twisted..”
“We All Have Secrets, Anna...”
“The Laughing Matter”
“The Uninvited Tries To Be Scary,but With Terrible Script,bad Acting And More,dont Invite Anyone To See This Wasted Remake.”
Horror standbys like mangled corpses and stone-faced children pop up regularly, but sibling directors Charles and Thomas Guard haven't quite nailed the genre's rhythms.
Adam Markovitz - Entertainment Weekly
It rummages around in familiar domestic genres looking for a reason to exist.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
They are all just guests at a camp masked ball - poised to unveil themselves in a denouement that somehow manages to be more outlandish - and more comic - than all the bumps and rattles that went before.
Xan Brooks - Guardian [UK]
Though not in the top tier of psychological horror flicks, The Uninvited is well-paced and offers enough jolts and twists to keep an audience sufficiently on the edge of their seats to offset the price of admission.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Experienced horror fans will probably stay one step ahead of the game, but it's still a nice ride.
Mike Mayo - Washington Post
The Uninvited is a mess of styles and stolen ideas, including a plot twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan roll his eyes and dialogue straight from a CW scene generator.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
What can I tell you about The Uninvited that you haven't already heard about every other instantly forgettable horror flick?
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
The plot borrows as freely from Hitchcock and Henry James as from the Bard of Avon, and doesn't make scrupulous sense, though I'd have to see the film again, which I won't do, to make sure it doesn't cheat.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
When a movie like this is done well, it's uncommon. The Uninvited is done well.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
There's a substantial twist in The Uninvited, a pretty fair and reasonably scary remake of South Korean director Kim Jee-Woon's thriller A Tale of Two Sisters.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
A teenager's resistance to her father's new girlfriend provides the emotional underpinnings for The Uninvited, a spooky, if narcotic, psychological thriller adapted from a 2003 K-horror suspenser.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
Cheap thrills and a gimmicky twist at the climax keep The Uninvited in the realm of the subpar horror movie.
Kara Nesvig - Minneapolis Star Tribune
By the end of the film, The Uninvited is genuinely compelling. But despite the scares along the way, the rest of the film doesn't make an especially compelling case for doing the work to get there.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Weak even by the standard of uninspired recent Asian-horror remakes.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
The story line is more crafted than it at first appears, but a big finish doesn't always make up for everything that came before. Until then, The Uninvited is basically 80 minutes of things jumping out and making loud noises.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
An effective blend of thriller and horror.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The premise is seaworthy, but the execution flounders.
Susan Walker - Toronto Star
A horror-thriller that's neither horrifying nor thrilling.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
The Uninvited is a flawed production, but gratifying in the way it delivers.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
In truth it's just a gimmicky thriller that doesn't play fair with the audience.
Stephen Farber - Hollywood Reporter
The movie's source material invited a much more thoughtful interpretation.
Glenn Whipp - Los Angeles Times
The only genuinely startling moments come via the deafening sound effects that accompany a large roast hitting the floor and Anna scraping metal hangers along a clothing rack.
Steve Newton - Georgia Straight
It's not original, it's not especially clever and the twist won't make you want to watch it again, but hey - at least it wasn't The Unborn.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
The Uninvited may strike even viewers who don't know the original as disarmingly familiar.
Ben Kenigsberg - Time Out Chicago
This is one of those "gotcha!" movies where nothing you see can be believed.
Dave White - Movies.com
Take a 'concept', strip it bare of all layers of meaning, remake it with added genre cliches and scantily clad American teens in order to a 'wider audience'. Voila.
Mike Edwards - Obsessed With Film
Mike Edwards - What Culture
[Almost fresh, but] in the end, Uninvited has more in common with The Devil's Rain than it does Rosemary's Baby.
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com
As far as PG-13 Americanizations of Asian shockers go, it's about 70 percent passable
Fernando F. Croce - CinePassion
Just to set the taste level, the first line in The Uninvited is 'I love you, I have a condom.' Yep, the bar is already lowered.
Clay Cane - BET.com
A mild improvement over its nigh unwatchable predecessor...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Suffers from a meekness -- its scares never dig deep and are more sensational than disturbing, and its storyline has been modified to something more conventional.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
It is less bloody and less ambiguous than the original.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
The latest teen horror, directed by Charles and Thomas Guard, has a bit more patience than such films usually display.
Edward Porter - Sunday Times (UK)
The Uninvited is workmanlike and has a twist too many, but it's always entertaining and kept afloat by three game leading ladies and competent hands behind the camera.
Simon Reynolds - Digital Spy
A Tale of Two Sisters creates a strong atmosphere of mystery, but never quite manages to fool us with all of the red herrings along the way.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
The Uninvited is decently shot and acted but has a silly ending that negates most of what has gone before.
- This is London
Kim Jee-woon's creepy, ambiguous South Korean chiller A Tale of Sisters gets a straightforward and suspense-free Hollywood makeover here.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
The pace plods, the acting is unconvincing and there are no goose bump moments.
- Sun Online
There should be enough to keep the teen audience the film is clearly targeted at on their toes, although aficionados of the genre will no doubt be bored to death.
Chris Prince - Sky Movies
Like its own Asian source, this movie has a big and elaborately planted twist up its sleeve, but this time around it leaves us feeling tricked and underwhelmed -- horror primly behaving itself as a peekaboo exercise in misdirection.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
Yikes, or rather, yawn. Hokum factor - 10.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
Its most intriguing quality is that its final five minutes are so much more interesting than anything that goes before.
Karl French - Financial Times
Suffice it to say that I enjoyed the twist, which isn't original but is entertainingly outrageous.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
As in the original, the film slyly manipulates the audience's perspective, and a brilliantly filmed climactic 'reveal' marks this British duo as a pair to watch.
Nigel Floyd - Time Out
The Uninvited is a little too mild-mannered to please any but the most vanilla of horror fans.
Wendy Ide - Times [UK]
Not nearly as creepy as the stylishly shot original, this version trades eerie atmosphere for clunky physical effects.
Carmen Grey - Total Film
The trouble is a twist ending that even a brain-dead centipede will see coming a long way off.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Unremarkable, unimaginative and unnecessary. Check out the superior original instead.
Ali Catterall - Film4
Poor remake of the Korean thriller.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine