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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Nov 6, 2014
    75
    While this Blumhouse production may be a less ruthlessly efficient scream machine than, say, its corporate sibling "Ouija," it is much more atmospheric and benefits from a winning central performance from Snook.
  2. Reviewed by: Katie Rife
    Nov 5, 2014
    67
    There isn’t a single jump scare in this thing. On the other hand, it would be nice if Jessabelle tried a little harder.
  3. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Nov 10, 2014
    50
    It’s a strange spectacle: a horror film that spends as much time dismantling suspense as it does building it.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Nov 7, 2014
    38
    Steeped in Southern Gothic melodrama, Jessabelle is interesting in some of the small details, and in its strong sense of the Louisiana bayou atmosphere, and then it completely falls apart when it starts being a horror film.
  5. 38
    An ineffective, derivative, and awkwardly executed mash-up of ghost flicks and voodoo movies.
  6. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Nov 6, 2014
    30
    Jessabelle is depressingly rote.
  7. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Nov 5, 2014
    20
    There are few scares here, but plenty of mild grossness. The absurd ending ties up the mystery in a way that’s sure to annoy both supernaturalists and realists.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 8, 2014
    5
    It is a film about a young woman whose past haunts. Jessabelle is not a new concept, but it has some scary vibes going on. It is the perfectIt is a film about a young woman whose past haunts. Jessabelle is not a new concept, but it has some scary vibes going on. It is the perfect movie for a Friday night. Expand

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