Case 39 Reviews

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September 9, 2017
Almost identical to 2009's Orphan, Case 39 does little keep your attention as its riddled with cliches--menacing music, domino casualties, and predictable horror plotline.
March 5, 2014
A soulless amalgamation of several horror classics, and marks another dud in the career of Renee Zellweger.
November 9, 2013
Despite its initial premise showing promise, Case 39 turns out to be boring, predictable and nothing new.
January 29, 2013
The end of Zellweger as we've known her.
September 23, 2012
While it's able to pull you in at some points with its eerie mood, it needed a lot more originality and better scares than the cheap kind of just having things pop up out of nowhere.
April 4, 2011
[A] dumb thriller.
January 26, 2011
Directed by Christian Alvart (Pandorum) with a less than giddy hand, Case 39 is truly terrible. But at least it scores a few 'so bad it's good' points.
January 16, 2011
Not only is Case 39 deplorable and morally off-center, the film is dull to boot.
December 24, 2010
...we get a couple of moments of genuine suspense combined with a whole lot of cheap thrills.
October 30, 2010
What do you do with a crummy horror movie that has been sitting on the shelf for a couple, or maybe three, years?
October 16, 2010
... before the movie is half over, the usual cliches take over ...
October 15, 2010
Its time to put the nail in the otherworldly evil child genre until someone comes up with something original. The only thing supernatural about Case 39 is its ungodly presence on this planet.
October 9, 2010
What do you do with a crummy horror movie that has been sitting on the shelf for a couple, or maybe three, years?
October 9, 2010
Neither so awful as to be enjoyable nor eerily artful enough to be anything other than a snoozy also-ran.
October 8, 2010
in the meantime, director Christian Alvart went on to make the effectively moody "Pandorum," but this movie is a dud.
October 8, 2010
It's as lame as can be, and despite sitting on the shelf for four years, it's not even bad enough to be unintentionally funny.
October 7, 2010
It's a bummer when the audience is smarter than the protagonist.
October 7, 2010
Unremarkable except for its subversive subtext.
October 6, 2010
From a bevy of cheesy jolt scares (alarm clock! barking dog!) to the embarrassing sight of Zellweger and Ian McShane treating this Orphan-style B-movie silliness with grave seriousness, the film proves to be one hokey-horror riot.
October 5, 2010
By the time the killings start, it's clear that Ray Wright's screenplay is more interested in following formula than in breaking new ground.
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