Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Feb 2, 2012
    38
    For too long, this movie asks us to be interested in something that rarely in the history of the service industry has been sustainably entertaining: how dull certain jobs can be.
  2. 38
    Admittedly, it's been a long time since Kelly McGillis was being hyped as "the next Grace Kelly." But of all the films in all the world for whom the former Top Gun lust object could have done a walk-on, this lacklustre haunted-house feature is the one she chooses?
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    The Innkeepers is like an old horror film, but one of the best old horror films, the story is sorpresive, the cast, the situation, oh my god!The Innkeepers is like an old horror film, but one of the best old horror films, the story is sorpresive, the cast, the situation, oh my god! a really scare film. The Innkeepers is a classic. Full Review »
  2. May 27, 2012
    4
    There is a true lack of personality in this film, if you've never watched a horror film this may be okay for you. If you do enjoy horror'sThere is a true lack of personality in this film, if you've never watched a horror film this may be okay for you. If you do enjoy horror's expect a heavily recycled plot complete with bad character development and extremely long and drawn out anti-climactic suspense. The two main clerks don't act like real clerks would: Sarah Paxton has an extremely poor sense of acting and you will often find lines spelt out that would never naturally come from a human mouth. Characters often spell out what they were doing as if the visuals weren't enough for us to tell what was going on. Overall the film has very poor research into human behaviour for a low budget film: Character development is an absolute vital on a low budget because the point is to rely entirely on consistent dialogue. Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2012
    3
    The scariest aspect of this movie for me was the terrifying and very irritating fact that I actually paid money to watch it!! That said, IThe scariest aspect of this movie for me was the terrifying and very irritating fact that I actually paid money to watch it!! That said, I suppose that I could always use the dvd as a coaster for my tea cup, and keep the box as a novelty door stop. Full Review »