The Guardian Reviews

September 14, 2020
Although the budget clearly isn't sizable, it's enough to design a couple of amusing scenes of violence and morbidly funny tree-creature effects.
January 8, 2018
The Guardian is a deeply strange picture with a history as tortured as the perverted limbs of the fabricated tree itself...
January 23, 2016
As far as flying nannies go, Jenny Seagrove's isn't half as intimidating as Julie Andrews' Mary Poppins.
October 3, 2008
Admittedly, it doesn't seem like one that Friedkin put his heart and soul into, but it still has some of his touches, and it's too interesting to write off completely.
October 6, 2005
A dumb horror film that's down there with Deal of the Century as one of Friedkin's worst efforts.
August 12, 2005
Friedkin here seems strangely determined to squander his talent; lots of wasted opportunities.
June 19, 2005
August 26, 2002
Absolutely hysterical. Unfortunately, it's supposed to be scary
January 1, 2000
Of the many threats to modern man documented in horror films -- the slashers, the haunters, the body snatchers -- the most innocent would seem to be the druids.