Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Chelsea Bain
    Molly Hartley is dull at worst and surprisingly spooky at best.
  2. Tame and inoffensive, The Haunting of Molly Hartley is no more than a big-screen lasso for the "Gossip Girl" and "Supernatural" demographic.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    This softcore thriller runs strictly by the numbers.
  4. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    The story's a snooze, so the filmmakers punch it up with smash cuts and thunderclaps that turn the most laughably banal items -- birds, mail, an alarm clock -- into cheap jack-in-the-box shocks.
  5. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    A dead-on-arrival thriller that resolutely fails to come to life.
  6. Reviewed by: Jason Buchanan
    Horror of the glossiest, safest kind. It's a boring bubblegum shocker that loses its flavor faster than Fruit Stripes.
  7. 33
    It's a horror film better suited for skittish cats than humans.
  8. Playing somewhat like a juvenile version of "Rosemary's Baby," this inept, incoherent attempt to cash in on young girls who can't buy a ticket to the R-rated "Saw V" (or are too lazy to sneak in) will be out of theaters long before the Halloween pumpkins start to rot.
  9. 11
    The real shocker is how hellishly yawn-inducing this utterly pointless and forgettable Haunting turns out to be. It's enough to make you scream.
  10. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    From Freestyle Releasing, the self-service distributor that brought you "D-War" and "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale," comes a movie even worse than those two combined.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. CalvinC
    Jan 24, 2010
    What in the world kind of ending was that? I caught this about 15 minutes in and it was oddly captivating, but the ending just kills everything it was building up to. Full Review »
  2. RussellS.
    Nov 16, 2009
    That is 1hr 40mins I will never get back. Quite possibly the most ridiculous lacklustre horror film I have ever seen. Way over the top character build up which effectively leads nowhere, with an ending that leaves you confused but not in a thought provoking way. Full Review »
  3. ElenaB.
    Sep 1, 2009
    I think this movie was awesome. Interesting story, and great turnout. Sequel?