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Joshua Reviews

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July 5, 2007
Perhaps the scariest thing about Joshua was the feeling I got at the end that I had just sat through some kind of weird gay panic movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 28, 2011
We're finally left holding a handful of air at the end.
July 3, 2007
I'm not sure whether Joshua's campiness outweighs its offensiveness - it's got both in spades - but there's no getting around the fact that Ratliff's creepy-kid thriller is seriously awful.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 11, 2007
Joshua is a psychological thriller so devoid of value, it makes one wonder if someone in the acquisition department at Fox Searchlight doesn't have a drinking problem.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
July 6, 2007
A tense, visually interesting tale that is ultimately a bit barren.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 7, 2007
While Ratliff deserves credit for trying to use real demons - postpartum depression, child abuse - as elements of horror, Joshua fails to thrill because it never feels remotely realistic.
July 13, 2007
Subtle and sinister - it's evil, yes, but not very scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 18, 2007
Watch this movie on a night when you don't think you need birth control.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2007
if you strip away all the meddling that Joshua does, it's clear to see the family is dysfunctionally psychopathic from the start
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 9, 2008
Ratliff never acknowledges that his audience has likely seen this setup dozens of times before, making the film feel laborious and unsurprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 43/100
February 24, 2009
An absurd and unconvincing fright pic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 5, 2007
All of this goes down very, very slowly. Joshua aspires to be a kind of Rosemary's Baby's Older Brother by way of Gaslight, but it lacks the dynamism and atmosphere of either of those inspirations.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 13, 2007
You can tell the movie wants to be a kind of Rosemary's Baby or The Omen. But it wants that all too desperately.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 13, 2007
Writer-director George Ratliff may have intended to make a movie no one would enjoy. He's succeeded.
July 13, 2007
If you've never wanted to punch a child in the face, see Joshua and discover a whole new side of yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 13, 2007
Ratliff's movie almost succeeds in hurtling over the trenches it digs for itself in an increasingly ludicrous third act. But not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 5, 2007
Ultimately predictable.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2007
Scenes that are meant to be scary end up generating laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 6, 2007
As the film wears on, it becomes increasingly difficult to separate the dry humor from the supposed chills. Consequently, Joshua drifts into camp.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 25, 2007
We can buy that this kid is a dangerous weirdo; it's harder to buy him as an example of superhuman strength and mental fortitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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