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      Chernobyl Diaries

      R Released May 25, 2012 1h 26m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      17% Tomatometer 92 Reviews 28% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings A group of young tourists (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley), hoping for an adventure off the beaten path, hires an extreme-tour guide. In spite of warnings, the tour guide takes the sightseers to the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, once home to workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant but abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster. After briefly exploring the ghost town, the tourists find themselves stranded -- and worse, they are not alone. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Despite an interesting premise and spooky atmospherics, Chernobyl Diaries is mostly short on suspense and originality.

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      Mark Kermode Observer (UK) There's a great idea hiding in there somewhere - shame they didn't find it. Jun 24, 2012 Full Review Tim Robey Daily Telegraph (UK) For a film with radioactive bears running around, it's often strangely dull, though the final descent into the concrete maw of the reactor itself is memorably hellish. Rated: 3/5 Jun 22, 2012 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian There is a scary and surreal appearance by a bear. Rated: 2/5 Jun 21, 2012 Full Review Patrick Cavanaugh The Wolfman Cometh Are arbitrarily blend of cinematic and narrative tropes that fails to make good on any of the inherent storytelling potential within the locale. Rated: 2/5 Sep 22, 2023 Full Review Iván Kazi EscribiendoCine Suspense is inexistent. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/10 Jun 13, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies One good thing about “Chernobyl Diaries” that it doesn’t prolong the agony. At a running time of under 90 minutes, I was quickly able to go about my business of forgetting the forgettable. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Gaming U Crazy movie from start to finish Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review Jamie L I was not bored for a second during this movie. Not sure why everyone seems to hate it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/31/23 Full Review Grigore-Pavel B The start of the mobie is an casual Romantic American type of entry, in rest everything is okay until the ending where it's just not really realistic. While yes, the middle part of the movie is somewhat scary and actually really good, the last part and the ending just make the whole movie suck. The fact that the army just deployed like they did and randomly shot an protagonist, not to mention taking captive the female which is okay, the fact that they locked her (humans+ army) in a cell with the mutants just makes like no sense and overall I wouldn't reccomend it. Now I might be rating this too low but I think that if you make a movie, the intro + outro should be atleast 4/5. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/26/23 Full Review Veronica Couldn't get past 10 minutes, the acting was so bad. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/05/23 Full Review BigD J These little 17% reviews do not do this movie justice! This film was surprisingly good. I feel like they need to make more good Chernobyl horror films, because there aren't hardly any. The jump scares were well timed and the overall feel is eerie. It's scary enough jumping into a car with a random dude in the former Soviet Union, but to sneak into an abandoned nuclear disaster makes it that much more intense. Worth a watch! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/29/23 Full Review CK C The movie should be called obnoxious kids saying obnoxious dialogue... Horrible Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A group of young tourists (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelley), hoping for an adventure off the beaten path, hires an extreme-tour guide. In spite of warnings, the tour guide takes the sightseers to the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, once home to workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant but abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster. After briefly exploring the ghost town, the tourists find themselves stranded -- and worse, they are not alone.
      Director
      Bradley Parker
      Producer
      Oren Peli, Brian Witten
      Screenwriter
      Oren Peli, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Oren Peli, E1 Entertainment, Brian Witten Pictures
      Rating
      R (Some Bloody Images|Pervasive Language|Violence)
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 25, 2012, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 7, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $18.1M
      Runtime
      1h 26m
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