The New Daughter Reviews
November 11, 2014
Kevin Costner doesn't quite look at ease in this type of horror genre, but it's a very average effort by all involved anyhow.
November 2, 2014
Similar in style and slowness to some Spanish Horrors but it forgot to add in any scares. Costner is broody and a miscast. It kills 90 mins.
Costners daughter has been possessed but some evil old spirit
October 21, 2014
I think Kevin Costner is a great actor, however, his support cast was not belivable. The interactions were off, quite a bit. Great scary story. Wish for different supporting cast.
September 7, 2014
I loved this movie.. except the ending. It left me searching to see if there was a sequel. I don't understand why there are bad reviews.. great horror film (except the cat being killed).
August 30, 2014
Monsters are lame, they're never scary. The first half of this movie was decent. very suspenseful. Give it 1 1/2 stars solely for the very beginning whilst Louisa looks out her bedroom window as a creature/man crawls around her roof. That scene was flipping terrifying.
May 28, 2010
Kevin Costner in a 'scary' movie is the scariest part of this train wreck of a movie. I couldn't make myself watch more than 30 minutes of this before I had to turn it off. The story has been done so many times that you don't need to watch this one.
May 29, 2014
This film was mediocre at best and as horror flicks goes, there wasn't really anything remotely horrific or even suspenseful about it; except maybe the ridiculousness of the plot, surpassed only by the unfathomable ending. The characters were one dimensional and completely unoriginal-- the barely there parent, a rebellious teen and the younger sibling who acts as the buffer to the conflicting parent and teen. It was really a shame because the principal actors were likeable enough and seems to be capable of delivering awesome performances (remember Kevin Costner in a little film called "Dances with Wolves"?); unfortunately, they just didn't seem to have the material to really flex their acting muscles.
May 10, 2014
Not a bad horror flick. Liked the mound walkers-good creature creation.
April 9, 2014
Good performance by Costner, but a lackluster script kills it dead.
December 15, 2013
For the most part this was actually a fairly effective horror/thriller, but it fumbles towards the third act and the ending felt completely rushed.
September 12, 2013
Alien/Creature from underground...
August 26, 2013
It's effort is pleasing, but doesn't offer much new. The cliche add-ons every 5 minutes don't help either.
August 9, 2013
This horror flick about an unknown force from burial grounds changing Costner's daughter has little to add to the genre. It still works pretty okay for most of its running time, mostly thanks to the cast: But it all falls to pieces during the disappointing showdown and the pretty insulting ending. Meh.
June 3, 2013
Not at all what I was expecting. This actually made me hate Kevin Costner alot less!! I really liked this movie, it was a little different than the usual.
March 12, 2013
Kevin Costner dives into the horror genre and provides a good albeit forgettable flick with The New Daughter. Costner plays a single father who moves his two children to an isolated home in the middle of the woods. Strange things start to occur when a mound in the backyard is discovered. The New Daughter starts of strong with a creepy figure on the rooftop next to Costner's daughters window but slowly becomes a bit dull before picking up the pace and finishing strong. Ivana Baquero gives an admirable performance as Costner's daughter and while the movie has its moments nothing significant sets it apart as a classic of the genre.
March 10, 2013
Litt skummel,men filmen er verdt å se på når Kevin Costner er med.:):)
March 6, 2013
I thought this horror thriller did a good job of building suspense and it had a really good atmosphere. It was never quite scary enough and the ending was kind of unsatisfactory but overall it was entertaining.
February 4, 2013
the one half star for Kevin and the house in the film. for the rest...... WTF?
I guess Kevin needs to support all his 7 kids and his wife. nothing else justifies sheit like this.
March 23, 2011
Costnerin elokuvat eivat oikein kuulu suosikkeihini (ei myoskaan inhokkeihin) mutta tama oli hyva.
January 1, 2013
"The New Daughter" is a pretty standard Kevin Costner vehicle that feels like a hybrid of "Mr. Brooks" and "Dragonfly". Unfortunately, it fails to capture the sci fi interest of the latter and the appealing evil daughter character of the former.
Costner's performance is solid, and Baquero and Griffith hold their own in the roles of the children, but they are no match for such a poorly developed story. Early scenes are promising (creature on the roof, boy with a gun) but the script fails to clearly define the nature of the conflict - plot confusion takes over and the film quickly becomes a series of almost unrelated sequences. There is interesting imagery here, but no story to speak of.
Skip this one. "Dragonfly" is a much better movie.