Poltergeist

Poltergeist
Poltergeist
  • PG-13
  • 1h 35m
  • 2015
Rotten31%
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From acclaimed filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead) comes this chilling take on a classic. After the Bowen family moves into a seemingly calm suburban house, inter-dimensional spirits terrorize them. And when the ghosts abduct their little girl, the Bowens must find a way to rescue her – or they’ll lose her forever – in this terrifying thrill-ride starring Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt!
© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten31%
Critics Consensus: Paying competent homage without adding anything of real value to the original Poltergeist, this remake proves just as ephemeral (but half as haunting) as its titular spirit.
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Chicago Reader
Drew Hunt
Fresh

Director Gil Kenan ruins the pacing with too many half-baked, awkwardly staged horror set pieces,...

June 25, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Jake Wilson
Rotten

Remaking the 1982 horror film Poltergeist wasn't necessarily a bad idea, but this new version feel...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Ghostly remake is scary but not as good as the original.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Poltergeist (2015) is the remake of one of the most popular horror films of all time, 1982's Poltergeist. Those familiar with the legendary original know that it's a haunted-house story featuring jump-worthy moments of terror directed toward a family with three kids. The youngest child is abducted by supernatural forces, and the rest of the family is terrorized, but no one dies. Expect some strong language ("s--t," "bitch," etc.) and a couple of adult situations involving parents fooling around and drinking -- the dad a bit too heavily. But as far as horror movies for teens go, at least this one doesn't feature blood and gore ... just lots of scares, tension, and peril. All told, it's a bit less scary than the original, but it's still too frightening for younger kids.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:May 22, 2015
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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