'ATM' Critic Reviews

53%
MovieWeb:   1 reviews
9%
Rotten Tomatoes:   26 reviews
  • New York Times (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andy Webster New York Times (Top Critic)
    60
    Mr. Brooks capitalizes on antiseptic, fluorescent interiors, while the score, by David Buckley, nicely accents stress points.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Chuck Wilson Village Voice (Top Critic)
    After memorably sealing Ryan Reynolds in a coffin in Buried, screenwriter Chris Sparling's attempts to make a two-ATM vestibule equally claustrophobic are less inspired...
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    40
    While "ATM" does offer a few jolts, we're paired with bland characters and an underrealized premise.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Boyd van Hoeij Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    25
    Not much about the movie makes sense, though there are occasional schlocky thrills.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    This ATM-set horror film fails to dispense sufficient thrills.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    40
    Screenwriter Chris Sparling worked in confined spaces to far better effect before with the minimalist Ryan Reynolds thriller"Buried." He must have used his best ideas there.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jeff Beck We Got This Covered
    50
    ATM's flawed premise leads to a film that lacks the necessary tension and character development to keep the audience engaged in the story. Furthermore, the characters' unwillingness to act on their situation merely makes for a very frustrating film.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeff Beck Examiner.com
    50
    [E]ven at the script stage, someone ought to have noticed how many holes were present in this story.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    38
    An increasingly ludicrous thriller...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • John Hazelton Screen International
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Brent Simon Shared Darkness
    17
    Spatially contained thriller ATM squanders the efforts of a solid young cast, fumbling away viewer sympathy via increasingly harebrained scenarios. Audiences will feel as ripped off as they would be by exorbitant user fees at the namesake devices.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue.com
    ... resorts to incoherent contrivances involving characters who lack basic common sense.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Stephen Whitty Newark Star-Ledger
    38
    None of it builds to anything or engenders any real suspense.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kurt Loder Reason Online
    It would probably work better as a parody. The laughs are already built-in.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Bill Gibron Filmcritic.com
    30
    ...a vaguely interesting idea for a scary movie made dull and derivative
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Brian Tallerico HollywoodChicago.com
    40
    A new thriller with three talented actors nonetheless caught in an ineffective film that stretches to meet its running time and then ends with a final act that destroys suspension of disbelief.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • The Playlist
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Alison Willmore Movieline
    40
    Even by the most lenient of genre standards, the behavior of the characters in David Brooks's ATM is ludicrous enough to make anyone grind his or her teeth in frustration.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Scott Tobias AV Club
    17
    Perfunctory killings outside, bickering ninnies inside: It's about as riveting as it sounds.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nick Schager Slant Magazine
    38
    If both good and evil characters don't behave in ways that make sense vis-a-vis their circumstances, any sense of terror quickly dissipates.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com
    42
    ATM isn't a convincing movie, but the production is at least breaking a sweat on this effort, making it a promising misfire that might enchant those on the hunt for something slightly cockeyed when it comes to the torment of innocents.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Dustin Putman DustinPutman.com
    50
    There are too many forehead-slapping moments, too much overt contrivance, and an anticlimactic conclusion that doesn't add up to as much as one hopes or expects.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Glenn Lovell CinemaDope
    75
    ... a tidy, reasonably effective Canadian release in the tradition of Phone Booth, Buried and other tight-squeeze thrillers ... The twist ending would have amused no less a connoisseur than Hitchcock.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
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