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New Poltergeist 2015 movie got mixed reviews from top critics. 20th Century FOX and MGM released their new horror/thriller flick, “Poltergeist,” into theaters this weekend, and all the top critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that it got a mixed tone with an overall 49 score out of a possible 100 across 19 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams. We’ve added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Justin Lowe at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 score. He stated: “While Hooper favored shock value and jump scares, Kenan and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe construct far more fluid sequences as the camera glides and hovers over its subjects, reserving the most impactful shots for the climactic scenes, particularly a concluding sequence that’s particularly thrilling.”

Clark Collis from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 score, saying: “The only really frightening thing about the 2015 version of Poltergeist is how haunted it is by the original.”

Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 63 score. He stated: ” This serviceable remake sticks fairly closely and smartly to the same plot, with the same scary objects and even the line, “They’re here.”

Neil Genzlinger over at The New York Times, gave it a 60 score. He stated: “All in all there’s not much to complain about here, except that — as with a lot of revisited classics — the story’s not as revolutionary as you remember it. For veterans of the 1982 Poltergeist, it’s more like scary but pleasant nostalgia.”

Eddie Goldberger over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade. He stated: “It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but Poltergeist is a solid, surprisingly effective chiller.”

Andrew Barker over at Variety, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “Less a steadily escalating thriller than a guided tour through a county-fair-style haunted house, Poltergeist offers some quality jump scares, and Kenan has a knack for staging solid individual setpieces. But he proves weirdly incapable of modulation or mood setting here.”

Brian Tallerico from RogerEbert.com, gave it a very bad 38 grade, saying: ” There are a few decent performances, a nice riff on the technology fears that drove the original movie, and a centerpiece of horror that works, but never once do you get the feeling that the people behind this remake are here because of artistic passion or creative drive.”

Lastly, Alonso Duralde at TheWrap, gave it a 35 grade, claiming: “Poltergeist ultimately plays like the most perfunctory of remakes, one born of rights ownership and title marketability rather than a burning desire on anyone’s part to do something interesting or provocative with a classic.

The 1982 original remains unassailable, all the more so when stood side by side with its pipsqueak descendant.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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