Annabelle

Annabelle

Annabelle

Horror spin-off of 2013’s monster hit The Conjuring, following a creepy-looking three-foot doll named Annabelle who cries blood and torments a young couple. Directed by The Conjuring’s cinematographer John R. Leonetti.

2014Rating: R16, Violence & horror99 minsUSA
Horror
Director:
John R. Leonetti ('The Butterfly Effect 2', 'Mortal Kombat: Annihilation')
Writer:
Gary Dauberman
Cast:
Annabelle WallisWard HortonAlfre WoodardEric LadinBrian HoweTony Amendola

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Annabelle / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The scares are cheap but periodically effective.

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Time Out

Time Out

Laughworthy bumps in the night, creaky rocking chairs, a demon-infested basement and more gliding baby carriages than an '80s De Palma film.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Leonetti embraces the potential of negative space.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

There's real craftsmanship to the film, but it's in service of a story that can't quite support it.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

A grab bag of set pieces, red herrings and familiar occult tropes that never add up to much.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Ultimately so generic and formulaic that you'll probably forget it by the time you get home.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Racks up a respectable number of genuine scares.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A couple of good jumps but this Conjuring spin-off is led down by poor writing, anodyne leads and an overwhelming sense of familiarity.

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