The Good Son Reviews

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July 25, 2007
This peculiar thriller doesn't deliver enough jolts to leave the audience screaming.
July 25, 2007
There's wonderful use made of a Maine port town, and Ruben gets a dizzying thrill or two out of overhead shots, but the conceptual overload finally prevents this from coming together.
February 9, 2006
A summer camp classic.
May 20, 2003
The Good Son has a handsome, scenic look that sustains interest, and a suspenseful ending that is quite literally gripping.
January 1, 2000
At best, this film is strictly cable fare.
January 1, 2000
The movie is a creepy, unpleasant experience, made all the worse because it stars children too young to understand the horrible things we see them doing.
June 6, 2018
Unhappily, although Ian McEwan's screenplay has its strong points, and Ruben skillfully builds tension and suspense, this updated, gender-bent Bad Seed falters at key points.
September 29, 2017
Creepy '90s thriller about murderous kid has violence.
May 22, 2012
I guarantee you this would have been 100% more effective if Wood and Culkin switched roles
July 25, 2007
A second-rate thriller with first-rate production values.
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