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Metascore

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90
There's visceral horror, too, including a grisly image -- a horror-in-miniature involving a fingernail -- that located an open nerve in my jaded ability to endure screen violence.
75
Portland Oregonian
"Sixth" achieves a rare hushed poetry where Stir, for all its strengths, is more earthbound and familiar.
75
USA Today
The economical, fast-paced style and creepy mood are reminiscent of "The Twilight Zone."
75
A horror movie with a Hitchcockian veneer of the everyday, a story that taps into our fear not only of the paranormal but also of insanity and the secret evil that may lie beneath ordinary lives.
70
Chicago Reader
The conventional ghost-appeasement scenario isn't very suspenseful, which may be part of the reason it's so gripping.
70
The picture has an appropriately grungy sense of place.
67
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
(Bacon's) most believable, heart-wrenching and charismatic lead performance in many years.
63
Charlotte Observer
A conventionally violent, do-or-die ending on such an unconventional movie.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Offers tricky fragmentation without mystery or mood; it's a mosaic of fear that grows less and less unsettling as it comes together.
50
Baltimore Sun
Some dazzling in-camera special effects, especially the ingenious idea of filming the story's ghost at a slow speed, six frames per second, giving the being a strange, otherworldly way of moving.

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