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Summoned Review (2013) – No hope for Cuba Gooding Jr.


Category: Thriller
Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ashley Scott, Bailey Chase
Duration: 89 min
Rated: PG-13

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The story: All evidence of what starts with the mysterious death of a man who suposedely jumped of a building lead to Evan Barber, who was plead guilty of being the infamous Midnight Murderer, and has been executed. It seems like every single person who was part of the jury on the day of Barber’s trial is in danger and sees his spirit. But are there such things as spirits? Or is someone playing a game?

My Review: I don’t think advertising a movie with Cuba Gooding Jr. will help to promote a movie these days, especially since his last movies were hard to watch. Unfortunately this movie isn’t any differnt. The story is extremely thin and doesn’t have any substance, there are thousands of unanswered questions, the dialogues are meaningless and don’t even make any sense sometimes. The acting is probably the only positive thing about this movie, which is average, but an average actor can’t make up for a bad script. I wished Cuba Gooding Jr. would get more decent movie roles, because I want him to be more successful. He seems to have a few more coming this year, let’s hope for the best.

Rating: 4/10


  1. Agree with your review, Simon. The only regret is I only read the review AFTER watching the movie. Having enjoyed Paranormal Activity and those Japanese horror flicks, the Summoned just tests my patience. Everything seemed so random.

    • I know, random and forced. Like they just couldn’t come up with a decent plot. Well, in this case you need to check out my other reviews, too! 😀 Spread the word and thank you for commenting, I appreciate it a lot lot lot!

  2. I watched the movie recently and I really enjoyed it. I am somewhat critical when it comes to movies, especially thrillers/suspense, and most horror movies don’t scare me, but Summoned actually made me jump a few times. I am a little ADD (self-diagnosed) so it’s hard for me to sit through movies, but I couldn’t stop watching this flick. I guess it’s just a difference in opinion.

    • I am glad to read your comment, my opinion doesn’t represent everyone else’s, and I am glad to read how you felt about it. I guess I am just used to a different kind of thrill. You can help me out with something: What other movies could you compare this one too?

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