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Orphan Reviews

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August 28, 2015
Directed crisply and with a palpable air of mid-'70s paranoia thriller.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 10, 2011
If you are a huge fan of the evil kid sub-genre of horror flicks, then this movie is definitely going to be right up your alley.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2011
Weak adult characters and lame ending aside, Orphan succeeds more often than not, mainly thanks to Fuhrman's performance and Collet-Serra's direction. It's not a fantastic thriller but it's not bad and often far better than it probably should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 4, 2011
If we could all stop for a moment and think about how excellent and uplifting garbage can be, America would rally around this movie like the treasure it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 6, 2010
The movie is, as these things go, enjoyably trashy.
December 4, 2009
As interesting as Collet-Serra's story is, there's simply nothing here that you won't find in other better evil children films in the library...
October 24, 2009
This is the rare fright flick that is actually grounded in some genuine human emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 22, 2009
For the most part, Esther is an entertaining and solid addition to the Evil Child canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2009
David Johnson's script plays fair with red herrings before a devilish denouement with all the torque of a good twist. Esther doesn't just want to topple the Colemans' house of cards. She wants to torch it, and "Orphan" is gruesome, gripping material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2009
Orphan is as much a high-tension, frightening thriller as it is a straight-up horror flick, at least it is until it devolves into outright silliness in the final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 25, 2009
a carefully staged deconstruction of our assumptions about horrorshows about preternaturally manipulative and malevolent children
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2009
"A superior entertainment."
August 21, 2009
Collet-Serra's film succeeds in being genuinely creepy, is commendably well acted by all concerned, and contains the best twist since The Crying Game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 15, 2009
A pretty good little B-movie thriller.
August 13, 2009
Audacious, silly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
August 13, 2009
Strange and nasty Esther is the consummate political player in a deadly game of unhappy families, in this fairly straightforward psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2009
One of the good things about ORPHAN, which is directed by Jaume Collet-Sera, is that it takes itself quite seriously and manages to bring a surprising level of originality to the potentially familiar material.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2009
Enough jump-out-of-your-seat moments to make this nonetheless trashy, implausible thirller watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2009
Much credit goes to director Jaume Collet-Serra who shows off his skills to much better affect than in his... ridiculous 2005 remake of House Of Wax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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