Orphan

Orphan

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Orphan Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Dump a murderous psycho brat with a corny Russian accent into that troubled mix and you've got a real horror show on your hands. But not a good one.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 0/5

February 15, 2013
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Weak adult characters and lame ending aside, Orphan succeeds more often than not, mainly thanks to Fuhrman's performance and Collet-Serra's direction. It's not a fantastic thriller but it's not bad and often far better than it probably should be.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 7/10

April 25, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

If we could all stop for a moment and think about how excellent and uplifting garbage can be, America would rally around this movie like the treasure it is.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 4, 2011
Nathan Lee
NPR.org

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

Full Review Source: NPR.org

July 6, 2010
Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
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Decidedly amoral.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 6, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

As interesting as Collet-Serra's story is, there's simply nothing here that you won't find in other better evil children films in the library...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

December 4, 2009
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Alas, in the end, it's not nasty enough.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 1, 2009
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media

Bad Seed-style horror movie is gory and ludicrous.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

October 26, 2009
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

Orphan is not very good. At 90 minutes, it might have been amazing. At nearly two hours, it's tedious.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 25, 2009
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

This is the rare fright flick that is actually grounded in some genuine human emotion.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 24, 2009
Jessica Baxter
Film Threat

For the most part, Esther is an entertaining and solid addition to the Evil Child canon.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

October 22, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...more concerned with producing cheap thrills and melodramatic effects than creating any sense of mystery or suspense.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

October 20, 2009
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

David Johnson's script plays fair with red herrings before a devilish denouement with all the torque of a good twist. Esther doesn't just want to topple the Colemans' house of cards. She wants to torch it, and "Orphan" is gruesome, gripping material.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2009
Jon Hamblin
SFX Magazine

A difficult child that horror-loving parents will find hard to adopt as one of their own.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

September 11, 2009
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Something isn't quite working in the intended way when the audience's primary reaction for two-plus (!) hours is raucous laughter.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 31, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

Orphan is as much a high-tension, frightening thriller as it is a straight-up horror flick, at least it is until it devolves into outright silliness in the final act.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 28, 2009
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a carefully staged deconstruction of our assumptions about horrorshows about preternaturally manipulative and malevolent children

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

August 25, 2009
D.K. Holm
Quick Stop Entertainment

"A superior entertainment."

Full Review Source: Quick Stop Entertainment

August 23, 2009
David Stratton
The Australian

Collet-Serra's film succeeds in being genuinely creepy, is commendably well acted by all concerned, and contains the best twist since The Crying Game.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 21, 2009
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
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Director Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax) endows this ugly mess with a slew of unintentional laughs, but not enough to repay the 123-minute time suck.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 20, 2009
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