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  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This nastily efficient horror film delivers genuine chills. show more

  • 75
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Makinov's film expertly crafts a sense of dawning madness that hinges on its villains' unspoken fury at their elders. show more

  • 40
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    This remake of ’70s Spanish horror film "Who Can Kill a Child?" is less a contemporary upgrade than an eagerly creaky exploitative throwback. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Come Out and Play is a good example of how to eke out film thrills with a minimum of elements. Makinov should prove to be a filmmaker to watch. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Stripped down and edited for disequilibrium rather than clarity, “Play” is less interested in pandering to gorehounds than in highlighting our reluctance to view children as anything other than innocent. show more

  • 50
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    A one-man band known as Makinov — he wrote, directed, produced, shot, edited and ran sound here — has done a pretty decent job in the chills department using a simple story, small cast and largely contained location. show more

  • NA
    Scott Foundas Village Voice

    Even by the standards of the genre, the characters behave with astonishing stupidity, while Makinov tries repeatedly to mine suspense from slowly creeping up on his actors with the camera. show more

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