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40
Village Voice
Hilary Brougher's YA-ish horror satire/romance/whatzit Innocence, adapted from Jane Mendelsohn's novel, boasts a wicked setup, some strong performances, several gloriously bloody spook-out images, and a movie-wrecking hypoglycemic listlessness.
40
Sadly, the movie is weakly paced and sinister only when Pamela coos oh-so-sympathetically in people’s ears.
40
Innocence is a misguided little horror film, reminiscent of one of those cheesy '70s made-for-TV movies that kind of, sort of seem scary when you're 9 but are just dopey at any other age.
38
A stylish, moody and atmospheric tale contorted into a young adult horror story, it never works up a decent fright.
37
It’s a lazy piece of work, even by the low standards of Hollywood horror movies.
30
The Dissolve
The prevailing tone throughout Innocence is as somber as the onset-of-twilight blues and grays that dominate the movie’s color palette. All that seriousness ultimately doesn’t blend well with a narrative that marinates in the preposterous.
30
Hilary Brougher’s Innocence (based on Jane Mendelsohn’s 2000 novel) moves to the formulaic beats of the second-rate TV movie, albeit one cloaked in an ultra-glossy sheen.
25
Boston Globe
It’s an idea that could make for decent genre viewing, if only its cast had some range, and its indie reach didn’t exceed its mainstream-polished grasp.
20
Los Angeles Times
A movie of such snowballing stupidity that it's a wonder the actors could keep straight faces while shooting it (outtakes, please!).
11
Innocence certainly has all the right genre conventions to toy with, but the haphazard script by Brougher and Tristine Skyler is a bloody mess.

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