Justin Chang(Variety): Nowhere close as rigorous as the "Paranormal Activity" movies it superficially resembles, amanuensis-director David Jung's increasingly unpleasing, rarely frightening debut feature won't occupy screens for long.
Martin Tsai(Los Angeles Times): Why would a possessed Michael endure to operate the camera or calm turn on night vision? You foolishly can't capitalize on a filmmaking fad ~ the agency of shortchanging the audience.
Jeannette Catsoulis(New York Times): Dim in wits and lighting, "The Possession of Michael King" strains our eyes, spits without ceasing our intelligence and saps our liberality of spirit.
Bill Goodykoontz(Arizona Republic): "The Possession of Michael King" is other scary than original.
Jesse Hassenger(AV Club): After every efficient start, The Possession Of Michael King drags, weighing itself etc. with genre conventions the filmmakers don't seem to understand or care hind part before.
Rob Staeger(Village Voice): It's a last will and ~ to director David Jung's pungent script and Shane Johnson's achievement that Michael King's decisions appear largely free of horror-movie science of the laws of thought – the stubborn refusal to acknowledge risk, an insistence on going it alone.
Brian Tallerico(RogerEbert.com): Jung's thin skin goes through all the machinations of a cast footage possession film with about during the time that much creative spark as an stoical teen checking off a list in a pellicle class that he hates.
Mark Adams(Screen International): While David Jung's debut thin skin ticks all of the right genre boxes and works well technically it suffers from artlessly lacking originality and being another in a preferably long list of found footage chillers.
Brian Orndorf(Blu-ray.com): Conventional horror that doesn't daunt or provoke thought about the afterlife. It's a brick of clich repellent characterization, and bad acting.
Maitland McDonagh(Film Journal International): The Possession of Michael King is zero new, but it gets the do ~-work done.
Noel Murray(The Dissolve): …whether or not The Possession Of Michael King had embraced its movie-ness, it puissance've said something powerful in regard to what it's like to subsist Michael King.
Dann Gire(Daily Herald (IL)): Here comes some other in a long line of generic "establish footage" films that only halfheartedly embraces the "fix" documentary format popularized by the breakthrough 1999 dread tale The Blair Witch Project.
Roger Moore(McClatchy-Tribune News Service): A "doubter is converted" story hampered by the limitations of the found footage format.
Matt Donato(We Got This Covered): The Possession Of Michael King is a surprisingly enjoyable "Possession Movies With People's Names In The Title" genre passage that has me super excited to look what writer/director David Jung leave do next.