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Bless the Child Reviews

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July 22, 2014
Bless the Child is unsettling but it is never really terrifying. It's closer to a scary dream than a true nightmare.
July 22, 2014
A biblical "thriller" so predictable and preposterous that everyone involved should be banished to the confessional for their sins.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 22, 2014
This mystical saga of good versus evil gets a very low grade for originality, packing in as it does too many of the same acrane-mysterioso bits of religious imagery, moody thriller gimmicks and climactic machismo antics as the earlier films.
July 22, 2014
It's all utter nonsense, but entertaining in a daft sort of way, though Christina Ricci is shamefully wasted in an irrelevent supporting role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2014
I don't know if I'm getting more squeamish, or simply less charitable at being exploitatively manipulated and taken for a moron: possibly both. But I think others will share my disgust at several scenes in Bless The Child.
July 22, 2014
Bless The Child pulls every cheap cinematic trick possible to try and put the willies into its punters and, unsurprisingly, fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 22, 2014
A sloppy, silly, and sometimes ludicrous movie perpetually haunted by the specter of what it could have been.
February 5, 2014
An excruciatingly silly script, clunky editing, and an overbearing orchestral score help make Bless the Child something to avoid at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
June 3, 2013
This adaptation of Cathy Cash Spellman's novel is pulp fiction with airs, and director Chuck Russell builds absolutely no suspense.
June 3, 2013
A pox on the house of all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
June 3, 2013
By turns lurid, risible and offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 3, 2013
If you're so inclined, pray that the responsible parties crawl back into whatever hole they emerged from.
June 3, 2013
Should have sold its soul for a little help in the script department.
June 3, 2013
A supernatural thriller that does for its genre what Battlefield Earth did for science fiction.
June 3, 2013
Often trite and predictable but grudgingly likable in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2011
Director Chuck Russell also made the infinitely better comedy The Mask. After this, he may want to wear a mask.
Full Review | Original Score: F
January 8, 2010
Winning an Oscar has changed Kim Basinger, and not in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
August 7, 2008
The special effects are impressive, but the dialogue is an unintentional hoot.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
June 6, 2008
It reps another disappointing outing from Kim Basinger, who's clearly uninspired by the hack material.
January 8, 2007
Horrendous dialogue and horrific directing dominate this thriller, in which Coleman's performance shines by default.
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