The Gallows

The Gallows
The Gallows
  • R
  • 1h 56m
  • 2015
Rotten14%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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Twenty years after an accident during a small town high school play results in death, students at the school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten14%
Critics Consensus: Narratively contrived and visually a mess, The Gallows sends viewers on a shaky tumble to the bottom of the found-footage horror barrel.
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The Atlantic
Lenika Cruz
Rotten

The lazy way The Gallows bundles its tropes together suggests that its creators' ambitions went no...

June 25, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Richard Roeper
Fresh

In a quick 80 minutes, we get the back story, we meet the four core characters (all of the young a...

January 23, 2019
Sydney Morning Herald
Jake Wilson
Rotten

By now these techniques are too familiar to be truly unnerving, especially as the underlying narra...

June 25, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Every exhausted cliche of the found-footage horror genre is paraded in this depressingly bad film...

June 25, 2017
Globe and Mail
Barry Hertz
Rotten

As the latest entry in the tired "found footage" horror subgenre, this on-the-cheap film has never...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dumb found-footage chiller has noisy jump scares, some gore.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Gallows is a found-footage horror movie about a cursed high school play. There are noisy, shocking jump-scares, plus images of teens killed by hanging, some drops of blood, and a few graphic, gory images. There's also some bullying, arguing, cruel practical jokes, and vandalizing. A teen makes lewd gestures, and there's a bit of innuendo and some tight/revealing clothes. Language includes one "f--k," plus "s--t," "bitch," "damn," "hell," and more. This is the kind of movie that teen horror hounds will flock to on its opening weekend, though it may quickly be forgotten after that.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:July 10, 2015
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
If purchased in:4K
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