The Good Son Reviews

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.
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.
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.
June 6, 2005
April 20, 2005
July 23, 2004
July 15, 2003
An unintentionally uproarious melodrama; a must-see for fans of the truly terrible
May 20, 2003
May 12, 2003
Almost worth it to see Macauly Culkin's demise. Almost.
October 17, 2002
October 4, 2002
February 6, 2002
Tacky, sloppy genre exercise about how when screws are loose, even children can be psychotic.
January 1, 2000
Where were the responsible adults when this thing was made?
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.
January 1, 2000
At best, this film is strictly cable fare.
January 1, 2000
Culkin is never really very believable in his role, though Wood does better, lending depth to a sketchily written character.
January 1, 2000
Culkin shows that he might be more than a one-trick pony given a little seasoning. It just might be a good idea if his next trick is something original.
January 1, 2000
You sit there laughing at Culkin's best comedy ever. If only this movie wasn't supposed to be a horror picture.