The Vigil

critic Reviews

, 89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Consistently clever and creepy, The Vigil mines richly atmospheric supernatural horror from a deep well of religious traditions.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    There is a touching human dimension to this tale that brought tears to my eyes.
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    Nick SchagerThe Daily Beast
    Cannily filters its suspense through the prism of personal-and inherited-Jewish trauma.
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    Kristy PuchkoThe Playlist
    The Vigil is a sophisticated and scary film, smartly executed.
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    David FearRolling Stone
    An intriguing stab at modern Hasidic horror (we smell a burgeoning subgenre).
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    This sort of paint-by-numbers horror narrative barely scratches the surface of the heavy issues it alludes to.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    It is smart enough, scary enough and unique enough to be worth a watch both for horror fans and for people who want to see more Jewish culture represented on the screen.
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    Andrew WyattThe Lens
    The secret to writer-director Keith Thomas' wonderfully creepy debut feature lies in its chilly, self-contained intimacy.
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    Michael GingoldRue Morgue Magazine
    With its compelling lead and a full embrace of its subject, THE VIGIL succeeds as both a scary movie and a drama of personal struggle.
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    John SerbaDecider
    For a things-that-go-bump movie, The Vigil is smart, resourceful and surprisingly good.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    Always feels like it is simply dressing up well-worn genre elements in different packaging.
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