JeruZalem (2016) watch online free, reviews

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Two American girls (Yael Grobglas and Danielle Jadelyn) on vacation follow a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio are caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find aTwo American girls (Yael Grobglas and Danielle Jadelyn) on vacation follow a mysterious and handsome anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio are caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travelers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them. [Epic Pictures]… Expand

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A few sub-plots get lost…but this offers a satisfyingly large-scale demonic incursion as glimpsed from the streets.

The niftily claustrophobic use of actual Jerusalem locations offers a nice holiday from the more familiar backdrops favored by the POV genre.

The creepy evocativeness of its superbly utilized setting…and the well-realized creature designs make it a more than respectable horror effort. The haunting final shot alone makes it worth the price of admission.

The movie’s occasional stabs at political commentary never quite pay off. Nor can the writer-directors, brothers Yoav and Doron Paz, fully sustain the film’s novelty into the second half, when the script reverts to timeless, tired monster-movie tropes.

JeruZalem is just a wobble-a-thon with incessant screaming and a predictable trajectory for its leading ladies, even if the final, arresting image of a malevolently transformed skyline makes one wish a more enticing, original road had led there.

The filmmakers score half a point for at least avoiding the old “hero-who’s-constantly-filming” device, but fail to add anything else to the proceedings, except, perhaps, the movie’s unique setting.

Not much substance is buried beneath the irritating style.