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.
PG-13 (for thematic material including violence, disturbing images and brief strong language)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Ivana Baquero
as Louisa
Samantha Mathis
as Cassandra
Noah Taylor
as Prof. White
Erik Palladino
as Sheriff Lowry
Sandra Ellis Lafferty
as Mrs. Amworth
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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.

Full Review… | December 30, 2009
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 23, 2009
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 22, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2012
What Culture

In spite of the clichés, The New Daughter stands above the usual direct-to-disc fare thanks to its high-profile cast led by Kevin Costner.

Full Review… | August 15, 2010

Frustratingly uneven...

Full Review… | July 19, 2010
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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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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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