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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 18 )
  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Director Christian Alvart ("Pandorum") is unable to invest much stylization into the proceedings, and Ray Wright's by-the-book screenplay only serves as a reminder of the innumerable demon-child movies that have preceded this one. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    There is enough lurid, ludicrous subtext in the material to keep fans of such things happy. As trash, this is top of the line. show more

  • 38
    Boston Globe

    Introduce the supernatural, and anything goes. Here, everything does. And that's a problem no one can solve. At least it wasn't called "Case 666." show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    It's only a movie, and not a remotely effective one. And for Zellweger, whose "Miss Potter" and "Appaloosa" were barely seen, with "Leatherheads" and "New in Town" further deflating her A-list clout, that's the real shame here. show more

  • 12
    New York Post

    This movie is so self- combustingly bad it could never be good. But it's damn great fun to watch the thing go up in flames anyway. show more

  • 40

    Manages to be both very silly and highly forgettable. Only for those who collect killer-children films. show more

  • 30
    Pam Grady Boxoffice Magazine

    A mess of a horror movie that spent several years sitting on a shelf and should have remained there living up to its fullest potential as a dust magnet. show more

  • 20
    Nick Schager Time Out New York

    From a bevy of cheesy jolt scares (alarm clock! barking dog!) to the embarrassing sight of Zellweger and Ian McShane treating this Orphan-style B-movie silliness with grave seriousness, the film proves to be one hokey-horror riot. show more

  • 20
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Neither so awful as to be enjoyable nor eerily artful enough to be anything other than a snoozy also-ran in the perpetually poor plotting machine that is the demon-child cinematic subgenre. show more

  • 16
    Entertainment Weekly

    An aggressively inept demon-seed chiller starring a bunch of grown-ups who should've known better. show more

  • December 31, 2011 sdagleyw
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    A **********

  • February 05, 2011 dennisfilippi
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    i thought it was a great movie, plenty of turns, kept you guessing. well done

  • February 02, 2011 Larry Aasen
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    Not bad for a horror film.

  • January 22, 2011 TSparks911
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    Excellent thriller/horror movie. Worth your time and money.

  • January 13, 2011 angie
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    I really enjoyed watching this movie. I was kept on my toes wondering what was going to happen next.. I have to admit there were a few scenes that even made me holler and jump. I haven't jumped at a movie scene in a very long time. The acting was very good.

  • January 04, 2011 PetalsofSeven
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    I just got finished watching Case 39 and I have to say it is very well made. There was plenty of suspense and creepiness. The acting was all well done and it had a very good soundtrack. The child, Jodelle Ferland, did an excellent job portraying this very disturbing creature. It's worth seeing.

  • November 12, 2010 r017hz
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    Great horror film, nice soundtrack, awesome B.C. scenery, critics who bashed or ignored this film are wrong.

  • October 26, 2010 Twinny + Max
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    This movie is good! It's like the ring but not. It had me on the edge of my seat. !!! Go see it!!!

  • October 17, 2010 marysteapots
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    this is the greatest movie. so suspenseful. so chilling. so horrific. so realistic. if you dont see it you have no life. no future. no job. no pressure, but youre life is depending on this movie. LOOK OUT.

  • October 12, 2010 cwsnhri
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    Very exciting movie! Well acted! I loved it!


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