New ‘As Above So Below’ Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures released their new psychological thriller flick, “As Above So Below” into theaters this weekend, and the reviews from the top movie critics are in. It turned out not to go over well with them for the most part, getting only an overall 36 score out of a possible 100 across 17 reviews at metacritic.com. The movie stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Jordan Hoffman at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, stating: “One of the world’s top disturbing tourist attractions is now finally getting the spooky film it deserves.”
Peter Debruge from Variety, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “It all makes for clumsy-fun escapism, not bad as end-of-summer chillers go.” Mark Jenkins at the Washington Post, gave it a 37, saying: “As Above, So Below is inherently absurd, but it would be somewhat less so had it fully committed to just one of its ridiculous premises.”
Jeanette Catsoulis from the New York Times, gave it a 30 grade. She said: “This quivering effort from the director John Erick Dowdle only increases in impenetrability whenever anything mildly curious occurs.”
Jordan Mintzer at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it another poor 30 score, claiming: “This low budget effort from director John Erick Dowdle and writer-producer-brother Drew Dowdle provides a few late scares after plenty of eye-rolling setup, with said scares due more to the heavy sound design than the action itself.”
Finally, Robert Abele from the Los Angeles Times, gave it an extremely bad 10 score, saying: “An entertainment-free sinkhole of Dramamine-worthy nonsense.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.