The New Daughter

2009

The New Daughter (2009)

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Kevin Costner stars as a father who moves his pair of kids to an isolated farm only to find his daughter's changed behavior might have something to do with a burial ground near his property in Luis A. Berdejo's The New Daughter.

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Critic Reviews for The New Daughter

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Nowhere near as bad as its invisible marketing strategy might suggest. But that's not to imply that it's worth seeking out.

Dec 30, 2009 | Full Review…
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The film's riffs on the fear fathers have of teenage daughters' mood swings are its only strength, but Berdejo is too timid to actually examine all the ramifications thereof.

Dec 23, 2009 | Full Review…

Does tread with clunky boots upon well-worn horror movie territory. Every ominous sign is preceded by full moons, slithering fog, and thunderclaps.

Dec 22, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Unfortunately for all of the good work, like the good-looking cinematography, and Costner's performance, it doesn't quite land the punch it needs to stand out as one of the better horrors of recent years.

Jan 2, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Frustratingly uneven...

Jul 19, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's far from perfect, but The New Daughter is elegantly crafted (cinematography by Checco Varese is gorgeous) and mindful of tension, not just splatter, sneaking around pleasingly.

Apr 25, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The New Daughter

This horror flick about an unknown force from burial grounds changing Costner's daughter has little to add to the genre. It still works pretty okay for most of its running time, mostly thanks to the cast: But it all falls to pieces during the disappointing showdown and the pretty insulting ending. Meh.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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Didnt make much sense to me. If it makes to anyone PLEASE let me know.

Wahida K
Wahida K

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½

It wasn't that much creepy. When I saw the trailer I thought this would be creepy but it was alright. Story doesn't seemed to me that much catchy. But I did liked the ending.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

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I was so excited when I saw the first creepy crawly thing on the roof at the beginning of the movie. Then, somehow, the movie just never really developed into anything overly exciting. Not a bad movie, just didn't seem to put forth much effort to be a really good one.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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