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Joshua Reviews

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 23, 2010
Easily written off as an "Omen" retread at first glance, this unfairly passed-over piece of slow-burn terror disarmingly chipped away at ideas of parental readiness with mounting dread and gruesome humor. It burrows beneath the skin and stays there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
Anyone who's ever heard (or just imagined) troubling sounds coming from a fuzzy baby monitor or fretted while their fifth-grader traversed a big-city crosswalk will have their nerves seriously jangled by Joshua.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
| Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
The film is the ultimate birth control. If you plan on one day having kids, don't see this film. If you already have children, you will never look at them the same way again.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Mark Bourne
Film.com
January 8, 2008
...a bewildering extension rather than a retread of this played-out subgenre.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 3, 2008
As horror flicks go this is both smart and suspenseful.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
December 22, 2007
The stress that mounts throughout this strangely tame and quietly spooky horror thriller has a masterfully palpable asphyxiating mood to it that the director exploits for maximum audience discomfort and unrelieved dread.
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Sinister sibling-rivalry drama is majorly creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
September 26, 2007
The movie's eerie vibe is genuinely disturbing and difficult to shake off. That's a good thing in this genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 6, 2007
The creepy child genre hasn't had a movie this much fun in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
August 3, 2007
The nerve-shattering ending will have you hugging your children when you get home - but only if there are witnesses present.
| Original Score: 3/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
July 21, 2007
Father and mother no longer know best.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 20, 2007
...certainly succeeds in bringing a fair amount of depth to an admittedly familiar storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 19, 2007
It's subtle and it's terrific.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 17, 2007
There's a definite "Bad Seed" vibe going on in this sophisticated psychological thriller that unfolds with such precision you'll want to see it a second time just to catch its many degrees of nuanced escalation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
I'm reluctant to give away too much about this terrifically tidy thriller as I think an audience should be able to watch a film without knowing the twists and surprises that the filmmakers intend.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
July 14, 2007
A trippy film that falls somewhere between tired genre picture, hilarious satire and ingenious game of cat-and-mouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
July 14, 2007
A haunting and evocative motion picture that stays with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
July 13, 2007
Director George Ratliff has crafted a pretty intelligent film that exploits that conceit without going to the over-the-top extremes as such other bad-seed films as "The Good Son" and, well, "The Bad Seed."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Shauna Lyon
New Yorker
July 13, 2007
Fairly absorbing film.
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