The Mothman Prophecies

The Mothman Prophecies
The Mothman Prophecies
  • PG-13
  • 1h 59m
  • 2002
Rotten52%
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From the director of Arlington Road comes a spine-tingling, super-natural thriller based on actual events that will rattle your nerves and shake your beliefs. Distraught by the sudden, tragic death of his wife (Debra Messing), John Klein (Richard Gere), a journalist for The Washington Post, finds himself mysteriously drawn to a small West Virginia town when his car inexplicably strands him. Rescued by the sympathetic but skeptical local police sergeant (Laura Linney), he soon learns that many of the town's residents have been beset by bizarre events, including sightings of an eerie "moth-like" entity, similar to the one seen by his late wife. Investigating further and having his own terrifying encounters with the creature, he becomes obsessed with the idea that this supernatural being can predict impending calamities and is trying to warn the town of one. Is this a psychic delusion brought on by his grief or can he convince the police sergeant that there's a tragedy that must be averted? His life, and potentially others' lives, depend on his making the right choice before time runs out.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten52%
Critics Consensus: A creepy thriller that poses more questions than it answers.
Reviews
Variety
Robert Koehler
Rotten

Director Mark Pellington hardly lets a moment pass without suggesting some bad vibes creeping onto...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Wally Hammond
Rotten

There are certainly strong moments and efficient set pieces here, too, but for all the claims that...

June 21, 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Strickler
Rotten

Despite hints that it aspires to be more, The Mothman Prophecies is a by-the-numbers sci-fi thrill...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Psychological thriller may deeply upset some kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this movie isn't very graphic or gory, it's a psychological thriller that may be deeply upsetting to some people. There's a car crash and a tragic accident with many deaths. Another death could be suicide. There's a brief non-graphic sexual situatio and brief strong language.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:January 1, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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