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40
The soulless-ness of their empty plot of track homes and super-store existence invokes both "Poltergeist" and "Employee of the Month."
38
To those of us in the audience who might be strangers in paranormal precincts, it looks suspiciously like a séance.
30
Lincoln's script has no knack for the pacing of cinematic exorcisms, and the truncated climax he does offer is short on action and scares.
30
An incomprehensibly garbled, derivative attempt at a horror flick from first-time writer-director Todd Lincoln.
30
The Apparition is not a great or even good haunted-house movie, but it does have the advantage of a memorable setting.
25
A plodding, undercooked, and old-fashioned (not in a good way, either) chiller that will bore you to tears instead of scare you to death.
20
The Apparition turns out to be nothing more than a series of feebly constructed "Boo!" scenes tacked together to achieve (barely) feature length.
16
With more telegraphed scares than Samuel Morse on Halloween, it still might give you a restless night, but only because you fell asleep in the theater.
12
The story is a worthy one, but the film lacks any daring expressive touches that might have made it, at the very least, noteworthy.
0
Come to think of it, it's a lot like the departed shade of a better, longer movie, hovering in tatters before us, vanishing when we blink. When you look into this abyss, it yawns back at you.

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