Orphan 2009

Orphan

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While it has moments of dark humor and the requisite scares, Orphan fails to build on its interesting premise and degenerates into a formulaic, sleazy horror/thriller.

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Devastated by the loss of their unborn baby, Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child. At the orphanage, both feel drawn to a little girl (Isabelle Fuhrman) named Esther, and soon the couple take their new daughter home. But when a dangerous series of events unfolds, Kate begins to suspect that there is something evil lurking behind the child's angelic exterior.

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  • Oct 05, 2013
    original and dramatic re-combinations of images and ideas usually thrown together by Hollywood habit into hackneyed patterns, but here constructed and construed expertly. my mind found great pleasure in this dark castle stamped escape from the daily treadmill. a stout tale!
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2013
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  • Apr 27, 2013
    Isabelle Fuhrman (Esther) for her age she played really a great Psycho role. I wont call it Horror, it is more kind of Thriller. Nice Movie for a change.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2013
    A good opportunity to give a lil' devilish twist to the killer children genre, Orphan takes the formulaic, the cliché and says "fuck logic" half way through for another cheap slasher (with good effects, mind you). Still worth a shot for a very very convincing role by the very young Isabelle Fuhrman who steals the show and adequately, sounds much more mature than someone of her age should be and that is exacly what the role required and she nails it like a true pro.
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