Bless the Child Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The whole thing's grotesque as a gargoyle and ugly as sin.
January 1, 2000
Bless the Child is a demonstration of the evil of banality.
January 1, 2000
Bless the Child plays like stick-figure theater.
January 1, 2000
Must the makers of Bless the Child bang us over the head with symbolism?
January 1, 2000
After a slow start, it becomes enjoyably creepy, only to decline sharply into a morass of ever more inane ridiculousness.
January 1, 2000
Lapses into an exercise in foolishness.
January 1, 2000
Director Chuck Russell ... plays this like high drama, preventing all the potential camp humor and cheap thrills from bursting forth. And the film drags.
January 1, 2000
The unintentional effect of movies like Bless the Child is that they are enough to make agnostics out of true believers.
January 1, 2000
As satanic flicks go, Bless the Child is entertaining, but it doesn't add enough to the genre to make it truly blessed.
January 1, 2000
Seems derivative of so many other movies that you're surprised that it doesn't have to credit its sources the way hip-hop artists do when they sample songs.
January 1, 2000
Chocked with every bad satanic cliche imaginable, Bless the Child is like Rosemary's Baby (1968) on steroids.
January 1, 2000
From an acting standpoint, you won't find more wood this side of a lumber yard.
January 1, 2000
A schlocky thriller that might appeal to less discriminating members of the mall crowd.
January 1, 2000
This hopelessly cliched horror flick touches all the usual bases without much style or imagination.
January 1, 2000
Bless the child. But damn the movie.
January 1, 2000
Bless the Child is rubbish.
January 1, 2000
This misguided attempt at redoing The Omen for Touched by an Angel ... was also touched by a hack.
January 1, 2000
Planning to lighten your wallet to gawk at this train wreck for a couple of hours? Here's a better idea: Shred up a few handfuls of fives and ones and use them to line the cage of your child's pet gerbil.
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