Come Play Reviews

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January 22, 2021
Anyway, Come Play is so much weirder than you might expect, and it does phone-based horror in a new and intriguing way.
January 19, 2021
It does the same things, the jumps and tropes, and it's unnecessary. And the scares aren't even that great, and there's so much between them.
January 19, 2021
Didn't hate it, I actually thought the things they did right were very very good.
January 14, 2021
Gotta feel for Chase, who had no idea in 2017 that 7 months into a pandemic, weary parents might seriously consider trading their kids to demons for a little peace and quiet.
December 4, 2020
Jacobs' performance is perfectly grounded, and attuned to Robertson's incredible portrayal of Oliver, which never lets the character become just the sum of his awkward tics.
December 3, 2020
Overall, it's a strictly serviceable horror saga that chooses characters over chaos, killings and cringy special effects. If you're game, come play.
December 2, 2020
Chase turns up the volume and relies on jump scares to build the mood, but the frights barely leap out of the screen.
November 21, 2020
Gillian Jacobs does her level best to save Jacob Chase's incredibly dumb horror movie about an internet monster.
November 18, 2020
There's a little bit of Poltergeist, a touch of Mama, and a smidgen of The Babadook in this one. That doesn't make it derivative -- it stands on its own as a story about the torment of an already-tormented boy.
November 17, 2020
This being a PG-13 affair, most of the horror elements are reserved to fairly effective jump scares...
November 13, 2020
Taut in delivering its thrills and chills. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scares, etc. - also Available)
November 11, 2020
Gives us a meaningful story about how damning loneliness can be to the vulnerable.
November 11, 2020
Come Play is well worth switching on, offering a story that has both a light-hopping creature using our technology-driven isolated times to stretch out its claws but also a fully charged heart beneath the phone screen.
November 11, 2020
Come Play fulfills its basic mandate of being spooky and having a cool creature without being gory. For those who like this horror subgenre, the movie works.
November 10, 2020
The chiller deals with bullying and there are parallels between the monster and our young protagonist. The talented young cast led by Robertson is a pleasure to watch while Jacobs and Gallagher Jr. turn in solid and genuine performances as the parents.
November 7, 2020
Has some absolutely world-class jump scares, and a whole lot of them, too.
November 7, 2020
Come Play is The Babadook-lite. But that's hardly a bad thing.
November 6, 2020
Come Play is a reminder that effective horror films are quite hard to pull off.
November 4, 2020
The solid scares deserved a better script. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 3, 2020
So many "ifs"--and none of the answers are fun.
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