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El Orfanato (The Orphanage) Reviews

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A frightening movie that earns its scares the hard way, generating unbearable tension through artful technique instead of computer.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone

October 7, 2013
Adam Smith
Radio Times

Spanish director JA Bayona's debut feature is an exceptionally effective and surprisingly moving ghost story that seasons its horror with a pervasive sense of grief.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2013
Ali Gray

The horror genre is not often known for its subtlety, but The Orphanage proves that sometimes it's more satisfying to squirm in your seat than it is to jump out of it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2012

Total Film

This Guillermo del Toro-produced Spanish spook-'em-up re-opens the door to the chilly, bracing air of the old-school ghost story.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2012
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

As director Juan Antonio Bayona proves with his astonishing feature debut, you don't need a rusty scalpel to reveal the inner workings of the human heart.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 6, 2010
Maria M. Delgado
Sight and Sound

This is a movie whose power and emotional pitch lie in the understated: the discreet performances, the lack of special effects, the laconic script.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

July 6, 2010
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Bayona is a skilled technician, but seek elsewhere if you're hoping for the transporting originality of last year's Pan's Labyrinth.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

July 6, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Spanish horror films have a rich, still underappreciated tradition, but The Orphanage could have been made by any anonymous Hollywood hack

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009

However, the creative trust hasn’t forgotten those who love their art served up rich in metaphor and message.

Full Review Source: JWR | Original Score: 5/5

July 23, 2009
Peter Bradshaw

[A] pungent and scary film.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

October 18, 2008
Matthew Turner

Superbly directed, genuinely creepy Spanish chiller with a strong script and a terrific central performance from Belen Rueda.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 18, 2008
Bob Mondello
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The picture is a creepily effective exercise in gothic technique.

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October 18, 2008
Tom Charity
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At a time when American horror seems transfixed by graphic sadism, the acclaimed Spanish chiller El Orfanato harks back to an older tradition of psychological scares and things that go bump in the night.

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October 18, 2008
Jason Zingale

The Orphanage is simply content with getting through the entire story without tripping over its own flaws, and though it's definitely better than most supernatural thrillers, it doesn't belong in the same camp as del Toro or any of his films.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

October 18, 2008
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The Orphanage is the first horror movie I've seen in a while that's scary enough to send people out of the theater.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B

October 18, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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[Director Bayona] has a fine career ahead of him.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

October 18, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The year's best horror picture is also one of the simplest.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 18, 2008
Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Alas, there's no Ahhhh! moment at the end to justify the mounting tension.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

October 18, 2008
Heather Huntington

You wouldn't think that a Spanish horror flick as high art, but in the case of The Orphanage, you'd be wrong.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 8/10

September 2, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

It captures pure terror. It's horrific. That's horror plus terrific. It's almost impossible for a film like this to be lumped into the same category as...

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 9/10

August 27, 2008
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