• The Prodigy (2019)

The Prodigy

Release Date: February 8th, 2019

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2019

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Sarah and John Blume are thrilled when their young son Miles starts to show signs of rapid development and extreme intelligence. Their family bliss soon turns into a living nightmare when Miles' behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent by his eighth birthday. After seeking help from two experts, Sarah is horrified to learn that her beloved prodigy may be under the grip of a dark and supernatural force.

Cast: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore, Paul Fauteux, Brittany Allen, Olunike Adeliyi, Elisa Moolecherry

Director: Nicholas McCarthy

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: XYZ Films, Vinson Films

Distributors: Orion Pictures

Keywords: Brooding, Rescue, Mystery, Son, House, Mother, School, Fall, Dark, Father, 2010s, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Barry HertzThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Another stroke of casting fortune was landing Scott as the disturbing Miles. I hesitate to applaud any business decision that encourages a kid to channel the spirit of a rapist and murderer, but the young actor accomplishes what I can only assume The Prodigy set out to do: make you reconsider parenthood, and just how much paprika you should stock. show more

  • 30
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film’s cardinal sin isn’t so much that it’s unoriginal as that it’s so uninvolving it almost assures attention deficit will set in early. show more

  • 49
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    The Prodigy may offer some shocks to those susceptible to this genre, or who have never seen it before, but to horror fans it will probably seem unremarkable and even bland. show more

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