Daniel Isn't Real

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Troubled college freshman Luke (Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind -- and his soul.

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

  • Spectrevision's stylishly crafted psychological horror thriller has enough twists and finesse to attract favorable attention beyond genre bounds, signaling upbeat prospects for exposure in various formats.

    Mar 15, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • Daniel Isn't Real reveals that at its best, horror can depict with crystal precision experiences, feelings and sensations that are often very difficult to articulate in any other way.

    Jun 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Daniel Isn't Real takes a look at mental illness and its relationship to crafting reality, with a surprising dose of empathy, a healthy dose of world creation, and a little slice of sexiness.

    Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • In these days where it seems like new horror movies are a dime a dozen, it's wonderful to get something of substance that genuinely surprises, and this is it.

    Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It looked like Daniel Isn't Real might be a part of the solution to problematic portrayals of mental illness in horror, and what a shame that it wound up becoming a part of the problem.

    Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A near-perfect combination of body horror, cosmic horror and psychological horror that gets under your skin while also finding its way into your heart.

    Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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