Annabelle Comes Home Reviews

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July 15, 2019
A back-to-basics take on the ghost-story gauntlet run; compared to the previous films, it's worth its weight in spare doll parts.
July 12, 2019
Proudly retro and coyly innocent, it's the perfect movie for a tweeny sleepover.
July 10, 2019
As for Annabelle herself, her case may be closed, but we now know that it can be reopened anytime by the guilt-ridden, the transgressive or the curious, which is, at times, all of us.
July 9, 2019
Here's a horror sequel that wants to be anything other than what it is: a picture about an evil doll.
June 27, 2019
The reason the movie works, I think, is simple. The actresses are all strong.
June 26, 2019
"Annabelle Comes Home" is so low stakes it's barely a movie - more like a very special "Brady Bunch" episode in hell.
June 26, 2019
If the film falls flat as horror, it succeeds little better as a symbolic coming-of-age story: the lesson imparted is about the importance of playing it safe.
June 26, 2019
What follows is excellent, uncomplicated and well-wrought house-of-horrors fun, complete with a message about self-blame and the real things that haunt us.
June 26, 2019
It's a mostly effective thrill ride of lo-fi scares, and the script early on dispenses with the most obvious question: Why not just throw Annabelle away, or destroy her? That would only make things worse, the Warrens explain.
June 26, 2019
It's hard to say whether Annabelle Comes Home represents a new low for films set in the Conjuring Universe but it's the most obviously commercial, quickly assembled with little concern...
June 25, 2019
A smart, controlled film, made with considerable integrity.
June 25, 2019
When the doll has more vitality than the movie around it, there's a problem.
June 25, 2019
Annabelle Comes Home delivers on its title with the best "Conjuring" spin-off so far, in large part because it has such modest aims.
June 25, 2019
The movie is just a succession of scary stuff happening, haunted-ride-style, until someone manages to lock Annabelle up again.
June 25, 2019
True, the haunted objects are silly at times, but unlike The Nun, Annabelle Comes Home is only funny when it's supposed to be. And it's enjoyable because of its clockwork efficiency, not in spite of it.
June 25, 2019
If only the half-baked story could also meet our expectations, or at least match the logic of the previous two Annabelle films.
June 24, 2019
Annabelle seems to be on the same shoot-it-all-in-a-day schedule as Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. None of them appear in more than a few scenes, preferring to set things up and then let a cast of (admittedly appealing) unknowns take over.
June 24, 2019
Dauberman's control over the camera and mastery of suspense is impressive, especially for a first-time director. But the film is strung too tightly, rarely breaking bad, denying the cathartic chaos one craves in this kind of film.
June 24, 2019
Dauberman... cheekily reflects the drive-in popcorn thrillers from the period in which the movie is set more than it does the other films in the series.
June 24, 2019
The movie is scary, to be sure, but it's also larky good fun.
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