Critic Consensus: Though Joshua is ultimately too formulaic, its intelligence and suspenseful buildup heighten the overall creep factor.
|Rating:||R (for language and some disturbing behavior by a child)|
|Genre:||Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||George Ratliff|
|Written By:||David Gilbert, George Ratliff|
|In Theaters:||Jun 16, 2007 Wide|
|On DVD:||Feb 28, 2006|
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as Stewart Slocom
as Fred Solomon
as Ruth Solomon
as Henry Abernathy
as Monique Abernathy
as Joe Cairn
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Critic Reviews for Joshua
...a bewildering extension rather than a retread of this played-out subgenre.
The nerve-shattering ending will have you hugging your children when you get home - but only if there are witnesses present.
The contrived script expects us to believe that Joshua's fainting spells, his nocturnal home videos of his sleeping family and his acts of violence on crowded New York City streets fail to raise suspicion until it is too late.
Easily written off as an "Omen" retread at first glance, this unfairly passed-over piece of slow-burn terror disarmingly chipped away at ideas of parental readiness with mounting dread and gruesome humor. It burrows beneath the skin and stays there.
Audience Reviews for Joshua
I am deep thinker but sometimes I just want to enjoy a Movie and this is not one of those that I would recommend for those who want to lean back and enjoy the "Creep"
About a deranged Kid with depressed Mother? I think I saw a similar Movie, lot far too better than this one.
Rather strange movie. Really strange kid. This movie never really comes to a climax the way one might hope, and there are a some unanswered questions. It is pretty clear, however, that the child had a weird agenda all along. A really strange agenda to say the least...
What a strangle little film. I think this is one of those films that needs to be watched a second time before you can fully appreciate it. Maybe. I've yet to find out.
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