Critics Consensus

Critics Consensus: The Pyramid Is Cursed By A Silly Plot

Plus, Wild and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce are Certified Fresh.

by | December 4, 2014 | Comments

This week at the movies, we’ve got just one national release: the Egypt-set horror film The Pyramid, starring Ashley Hinshaw and Denis O’Hare). What do the critics have to say?

The Pyramid


Plenty of sci-fi/horror films borrow freely from older genre classics. However, critics say The Pyramid is a particularly artless mash-up of Indiana Jones-style swashbuckling and old-school creature features, one that’s good for a couple jolts but not much else. It’s the story of a group of explorers who stumble upon a strange, three-sided pyramid in the middle of the desert. What they find inside is even more shocking — and certainly not of this world. The pundits say The Pyramid has the elements in place for a solid B-movie, but it’s ultimately undone by its utterly silly script.

Certified Fresh on TV:

The pundits say Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Certified Fresh at 81 percent) has a familiar Housewives feel, but transcends genre conventions with Lisa Edelstein’s witty, hurt-filled performance — and a premise perfect for its network’s target demographic.


Alternating between electrifying tension and a meandering plot, critics found “Coda” (71 percent) to be an okay capper to a strong half-season of The Walking Dead.

Also opening this week in limited release:

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