New Insidious Chapter 3 movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Focus Features released their new horror/thriller flick, “Insidious: Chapter 3,” into theaters today, June 5th, and all the top movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that they were pretty mixed on it, giving it an overall 51 score out of a possible 100 across 21 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell. We’ve supplied blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Andy Webster at The New York Times, gave it a nice 80 grade, saying: “Ms. Shaye gives Insidious more than sufficient reason for a Chapter 4.”
Alonso Duralde at TheWrap, gave it a 78 grade, saying: “As a vehicle for Shaye, a veteran character actress getting the most screen time she’s ever been given, it’s a blast to watch her anchor this atmospheric look at the personal costs and triumphs of devoting your life to duking it out with nasty presences from the other side.”
Gary Goldstein over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 grade. He said: “It stands well on its own as a jumpy spookfest.”
Justin Lowe over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 score, saying: ” Insidious co-creator Leigh Whannell’s economical script vividly reimagines Elise’s motivations for using her “gift” to aid the demon-afflicted while providing a clearer plotline that avoids many of the convoluted indulgences of the first and second episodes.”
Katherine Pushkar from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “You jump out of your skin the first few times the skeleton pops out at you. By the end of the ride, you’ve gotten a good look and it’s not so much scary as hokey.”
Kyle Anderson from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade, claiming: “Insidious Chapter 3 is the worst kind of sequel: Not terrible, but also cartoonishly unnecessary.”