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Bless the Child Reviews

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Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

Bless the Child is unsettling but it is never really terrifying. It's closer to a scary dream than a true nightmare.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

July 22, 2014
Dave McCoy
Seattle Times
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A biblical "thriller" so predictable and preposterous that everyone involved should be banished to the confessional for their sins.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

July 22, 2014
Dennis King
Tulsa World

This mystical saga of good versus evil gets a very low grade for originality, packing in as it does too many of the same acrane-mysterioso bits of religious imagery, moody thriller gimmicks and climactic machismo antics as the earlier films.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World

July 22, 2014
Joanna Berry
Radio Times

It's all utter nonsense, but entertaining in a daft sort of way, though Christina Ricci is shamefully wasted in an irrelevent supporting role.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 22, 2014
Alexander Walker
This is London

I don't know if I'm getting more squeamish, or simply less charitable at being exploitatively manipulated and taken for a moron: possibly both. But I think others will share my disgust at several scenes in Bless The Child.

Full Review Source: This is London

July 22, 2014

Total Film

Bless The Child pulls every cheap cinematic trick possible to try and put the willies into its punters and, unsurprisingly, fails.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 1/5

July 22, 2014
Glen Oliver
IGN Movies

A sloppy, silly, and sometimes ludicrous movie perpetually haunted by the specter of what it could have been.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies

July 22, 2014
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

An excruciatingly silly script, clunky editing, and an overbearing orchestral score help make Bless the Child something to avoid at all costs.

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

February 5, 2014
Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

This adaptation of Cathy Cash Spellman's novel is pulp fiction with airs, and director Chuck Russell builds absolutely no suspense.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

June 3, 2013
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A pox on the house of all involved.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0/5

June 3, 2013
Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun

By turns lurid, risible and offensive.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 1/4

June 3, 2013
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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If you're so inclined, pray that the responsible parties crawl back into whatever hole they emerged from.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 3, 2013
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Should have sold its soul for a little help in the script department.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News

June 3, 2013
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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A supernatural thriller that does for its genre what Battlefield Earth did for science fiction.

Full Review Source: AV Club

June 3, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Often trite and predictable but grudgingly likable in the end.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

June 3, 2013
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Director Chuck Russell also made the infinitely better comedy The Mask. After this, he may want to wear a mask.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: F

September 7, 2011
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Winning an Oscar has changed Kim Basinger, and not in a good way.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 0/4

January 8, 2010
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

The special effects are impressive, but the dialogue is an unintentional hoot.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

August 7, 2008
Robert Koehler
Variety
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It reps another disappointing outing from Kim Basinger, who's clearly uninspired by the hack material.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 6, 2008
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Horrendous dialogue and horrific directing dominate this thriller, in which Coleman's performance shines by default.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 8, 2007
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