Case 39 Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
March 5, 2014
A soulless amalgamation of several horror classics, and marks another dud in the career of Renee Zellweger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Despite its initial premise showing promise, Case 39 turns out to be boring, predictable and nothing new.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 29, 2013
The end of Zellweger as we've known her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 23, 2012
While it's able to pull you in at some points with its eerie mood, it needed a lot more originality and better scares than the cheap kind of just having things pop up out of nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
[A] dumb thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 30, 2011
...a decent little horror flick...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
January 26, 2011
Directed by Christian Alvart (Pandorum) with a less than giddy hand, Case 39 is truly terrible. But at least it scores a few 'so bad it's good' points.
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 16, 2011
Not only is Case 39 deplorable and morally off-center, the film is dull to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
January 9, 2011
What starts out as slight and fairly obvious turns into a frequently colorful horror tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 24, 2010
...we get a couple of moments of genuine suspense combined with a whole lot of cheap thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
October 30, 2010
What do you do with a crummy horror movie that has been sitting on the shelf for a couple, or maybe three, years?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 16, 2010
... before the movie is half over, the usual cliches take over ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elias Savada
Film Threat
October 15, 2010
Its time to put the nail in the otherworldly evil child genre until someone comes up with something original. The only thing supernatural about Case 39 is its ungodly presence on this planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5.5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 9, 2010
What do you do with a crummy horror movie that has been sitting on the shelf for a couple, or maybe three, years?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 9, 2010
Neither so awful as to be enjoyable nor eerily artful enough to be anything other than a snoozy also-ran.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 8, 2010
in the meantime, director Christian Alvart went on to make the effectively moody "Pandorum," but this movie is a dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
October 8, 2010
It's as lame as can be, and despite sitting on the shelf for four years, it's not even bad enough to be unintentionally funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
October 7, 2010
It's a bummer when the audience is smarter than the protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
October 7, 2010
Unremarkable except for its subversive subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 6, 2010
As demonic children movies go, it?s really not bad -- and the acting makes it seem a little better than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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