User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 61
  2. Negative: 4 out of 61

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  1. Sep 14, 2010
    7
    While not the best movie around, Session 9 will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat, wanting more and keeping you guessing at the same time. This was a very well executed movie, with a great cast and an even greater twist. Definitely a must see.
  2. Jan 14, 2012
    6
    Let me put it this way. If this review was based on the story itself, it would be an 8 or a 9. The movie is moody, menacing, and at some points borderline terrifying. But there's way more to a movie than the story. In pretty much every other area, Session 9 is flawed. The characters are shallow, the dialogue painful at some points. I found myself not really caring about what happened 2/3 of the way through. But the last 10 minutes was fairly redemptive. It was pretty shocking, not a twist that I at all expected. It made it worth watching, but up until the last 10-15 minutes, it's a pretty frustrating ride. Expand
  3. May 11, 2012
    7
    There came a point in the movie that made it very easy to guess the ending. Despite this it is hard to deny that Session 9 is a smartly crafted thriller/horror flick. A genuinely creepy movie.
  4. May 14, 2012
    6
    A very average horror film. Some genuinely unsettling and creepy sequences, but for the most part a dry and uninteresting flick. The setting and atmosphere is very spooky and well done, but this is wasted with a bad script and plot-line, and wooden acting.
  5. Dec 8, 2012
    8
    Nice to see a horror flick with set pieces you don't see coming from miles away... This movie does have its cons, such as the plodding plot development and overly modest soundtrack, but once the credits are rolling, you'll know you just finished watching a scary movie. The ending does a nice job tying together the plot points that the rest of the movie deliberately underexposes. Great effort, must-see for jaded horror fans. Not too long on replay value though, what with the slow pace and the reliance on the surprise ending. Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    This film is absolutely abysmal. There are no redeeming qualities to it whatsoever. I do not understand how this captivates the minds of people who enjoy psychological thrillers. It is poorly written and leaves everything unanswered, and has plot holes the size of Alaska. Seriously, this film makes no attempt at explaining itself or providing the viewer with enough information to draw their own conclusion. Watch this just to see how right I am. Go ahead. Expand
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. 50
    The film, too artfully conceived to deliver many overt shocks, often feels long and aimless.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    30
    Little more than an overworked exercise in jostling red herrings, and not particularly fresh herrings at that.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    You couldn't ask for a better setting for a horror movie. What you could ask for is a better script.