Come Play Reviews

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October 30, 2020
In its best moments it compares favourably with The Babadook, an excellent 2015 horror with a similar conceit of a demon that gets at you through a storybook, in this case an online one called Misunderstood Monsters.
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
The director's calibrated patience pays off time and again, giving his scenes additional shocking oomph. For all its familiarity, it's a well-crafted affair, which rewards its otherwise more mundane scares with real anxiety.
October 30, 2020
An inconsistent, flat film that is too often reliant on jump scares instead of atmosphere.
October 30, 2020
Creepy kids in a horror movie are a given, but sometimes they're just not creepy enough and neither are the monsters that lurk in the shadows.
October 30, 2020
...a masterful combination of expert sound design and skilled practical effects. It's pretty darned scary too.
October 30, 2020
The movie refreshes tired tropes, infuses wit and suspense into every scene, and exploits sound, shadow, and performance as well as any frightener of the last decade.
October 30, 2020
Despite a great cast, Come Play is a disappointing horror film that leans more on jump scares than it does real scares.
October 30, 2020
It holds interest for a while, which is no small thing, but ultimately we tire, and look for a new game. Sorry, Larry.
October 30, 2020
Come Play is the toothless wild animal of this year's horror films. It may be able to lurk around in the dark and reach out in an effort to scare off its prey, but deep down it's a shadow of its former self.
October 30, 2020
At its strongest moments, Come Play has a fixation on lonely, empty spaces. Its best scenes take place in a tiny booth amidst a vast parking lot.
October 30, 2020
Come Play fares best in its slow-moving yet sporadically engrossing opening stretch...
October 30, 2020
'Come Play' follows safer instructions in terms of its horror, relying on the expected and familiar in ways that might not appeal to those craving something more (also didn't we see this already in 'Z').
October 30, 2020
Play at your own risk - of boredom
October 30, 2020
Plucking elements from "The Babadook," "The Ring," and "Mama" among others, writer/director Jacob Chase manages to craft a stylistically creepy tale of alienation and longing, revolving around a little boy partially sealed off from the world.
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