Acacia (2003)

Acacia

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The Korean psychological horror film Acacia begins with a married couple who, after accepting the fact that they are unable to have a child of their own, adopt a boy named Jin-sung. The boy appears to contain mystical powers that first manifest when the dead acacia tree he plays underneath comes back to life. However, soon his powers show more destructive than life-giving capabilities. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Horror
Directed By:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2005
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Acacia

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Worst of all is the fact that even in the last act, when ants are attacking everyone and blood is running freely, it just isn't scary

Full Review… | June 27, 2005
Filmcritic.com

The moments of shock and gore are mostly subtle, but they deliver in spades. 'Acacia' is a satisfying ghost movie indeed.

Full Review… | June 23, 2005
Horror.com

...a mellow and understated creeper of a ghost story.

Full Review… | April 23, 2004
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Acacia

½

Acacia is a South Korean horror film about a Doctor and his wife seeking to adopt a child together. The wife is attracted to a little orphan boy's artistic talent (for drawing creepy looking pictures of trees), thinking he's got a high I.Q. When they get the boy home, strange things start happening. He has a strange fascination with insects and the acacia tree in their back yard. Soon, the mother gets pregnant and the couple have their own "real" child, and the adopted son gets jealous. It even seems as though he'll hurt the baby, and the couple start to discuss the real possibility of sending him back to the orphanage. He overhears this conversation though, and before running off into the night, he declares his mom is a "tree". Meanwhile, the dad, who is an ob/gyn, delivers a dead baby then rushes home. It was around the halfway mark I realized this movie wasn't very coherent, scary or even interesting. After the boy runs away, the tree grows leaves, and then there's a pointless rape scene. It's obvious the filmmakers were trying to take an artistic approach to making a horror movie, but in the end it is just about a "killer tree", and how scary can you possibly make such a thing?

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