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THE PACT follows sisters Nicole and Annie who reluctantly return to their childhood home when their mother passes away to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother’s past that is finally revealing itself.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 33
- Fresh: 22
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: In the end, like a lot of genre movies, this one pulls from different inspirations, and so weighs in, by turns, as overly predictable and satisfyingly recognizable (part of genre cinema's one-two punch).
Fresh: The explanations for what has been going on are weird, fantastical and sort of reasonable, within the context of the story, maintaining the film's sense of grounded directness up to the very end.
Fresh: Basic, efficient little horror item scares up a few little shocks, possibly enough for a modest commercial career.
Rotten: There's no pact in The Pact, which is indicative of this faux spooky tale's guiding illogicality.
Wait until it rents for $3.99!!
It's okay, mostly a serial killer flick. Wait until it rents for less- not worth almost $10.
When it hits, it hits
A sort-of-by-the-numbers Asian-ish spook story where you have to figure out what the ghost is trying to tell you. It reminded me the most of the American remake of The Ring, only not nearly as creepy or inventive. There's nothing here to see that you haven't seen before, and when the scares miss, they miss pretty badly. But given the same old story elements, the movie is capable of using them in ingenious ways, and it happens too often to be a fluke. Not the worst use of 90 minutes, especially if you remember the Asian horror craze fondly.
Fresh and suspenseful.
Worth then rental fee for an actual "new" horror flick. Good production value, well-written, and really good directing and acting.