• Orphan (2009)


Release Date: July 24th, 2009

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2009

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Devastated by the loss of their unborn baby, Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child. At the orphanage, both feel drawn to a little girl (Isabelle Fuhrman) named Esther, and soon the couple take their new daughter home. But when a dangerous series of events unfolds, Kate begins to suspect that there is something evil lurking behind the child's angelic exterior.

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Aryana Engineer, Jimmy Bennett, Margo Martindale, Karel Roden

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Appian Way, Dark Castle Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Son , Dark , Hospital , Tense , Mystery , 2000s , Mother , Suspenseful , Father , Marriage , Daughter , Deception

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Furhman plays pure evil with such supreme calmness that only her eyes shine with madness. Indeed, all of the child actors are superb, especially the expressive Engineer. show more

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Orphan, with a perverse plot twist at the end, will keep you on tenterhooks from its nightmarish opening scene to its chilling last frame. show more

  • 60
    Nathan LeeNPR

    The movie is, as these things go, enjoyably trashy. show more

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