Case 39 Reviews

October 7, 2010
It's a bummer when the audience is smarter than the protagonist.
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.
October 4, 2010
The devil made them do it, but that doesn't mean you have to see it.
October 2, 2010
An aggressively inept demon-seed chiller starring a bunch of grown-ups who should've known better.
October 2, 2010
[Plays] like one more piece of multiplex in-box clutter, ready for the circular file in our moviegoing consciousness.
September 30, 2010
This ludicrous outing from helmer Christian Alvart and scribe Ray Wright takes its psycho-satanic babble much too seriously, and should elicit more laughs than frights.
March 5, 2010
This is horror hokum of the cheesiest kind. Rent 'Orphan' instead.
March 5, 2010
The only redeeming feature of this clunky demonic horror film is the assured turn from professional scary child Ferland.
March 5, 2010
Shlocky and ridiculous it may be, but this horror-thriller really is gleefully gruesome and undeniably entertaining: smart work from German director Christian Alvert.
March 5, 2010
Directed by Christian (Pandorum) Alvart with a crazy bevy of random overhead shots, it wins 2010's first genuine place in the so-bad-it's-good honours list.
March 5, 2010
Ferland's fine performance aside, Case 39 is bafflingly stupid and poorly executed sub-horror fodder.
March 5, 2010
It doesn't help that Zellweger has become so hard to like, horribly smug and pious when things are going right, abjectly hysterical when she sees the error of her ways.
November 5, 2009
This is a nasty and morally repulsive film.
November 4, 2009
On the strength of Case 39, Zellweger could easily play den mother to a brood of hillbilly psychos in a film by Rob Zombie. That would be horror worthy of the name.