Come Play Reviews

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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.
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 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.
November 2, 2020
The most promising idea, a rigid adherence to experiencing something through the eyes and ears of a speechless autistic boy, is fudged...And the ending is a cop-out.
October 31, 2020
There's a lot to like about this expansion - a creepy monster, a touching family story - but a lot of what happens feels like filler.
October 31, 2020
Come Play is a perfectly adequate horror film ... but it could have been a bit tighter and a bit more forceful in its third act.
October 31, 2020
Even though Come Play has a touching message about the strength of a mother's love, that message is not enough to overcome all the time that's wasted where not much happens in [this horror] movie except a slightly varied rehash of several other scenes.
October 31, 2020
It's evident [writer/director Jacob] Chase saw 2014's The Babadook a few hundred times, but the execution feels more like Slender Man.
October 30, 2020
A Babadook knockoff for parents who are worried that their kids are spending way too much time staring at screens.
October 30, 2020
It doesn't all pull together.
October 30, 2020
"Come Play" is merely serviceable, and leaves you with the feeling that a much better game was lost in the shuffle.
October 30, 2020
Meet Larry. Larry is a misunderstood monster. He lives in the electronic world of tablets and table lamps. In "Come Play," Larry tries his best to scare people, but he's a bit of wimp. Don't be like Larry.
October 30, 2020
A collection of child-chased-by-demons cliches. J-horror wants it ideas back.
October 30, 2020
This high-tech reinvention of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, complete with its monster POV shots, doesn't have the heart to make yours really skip a beat.
October 30, 2020
Most of the frights are derived through random gimmicks and jump scares rather than genuine character-driven suspense.
October 30, 2020
Come Play didn't do much of anything for me, but if you've got a pre-teen that wants to get into horror movies (and you want to make sure there's no fountain of blood), you could do worse than Come Play.
October 30, 2020
An inconsistent, flat film that is too often reliant on jump scares instead of atmosphere.
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