The Curse of La Llorona

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Content to coast on jump scares rather than tap into its story's creepy potential, The Curse of La Llorona arrives in theaters already broken.



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In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night -- and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona's deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.


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  • When the movie goes "boo!" and the viewer tries hard to stifle a yawn, something has gone wrong.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It may further the brand a bit, but it's the opposite of frightening: a sludgy collection of tired jump scares, inexpertly mounted period décor -- this time we're in a too-shiny 1973 Los Angeles -- and a continued slump into generic blahness.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Wail as she might, the silly, not scary "The Curse of La Llorona" never reaches the operatic heights that the best of the franchise can offer.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • What's missing from La Llorona is the element of world-building, the mapping of the myth onto the wider world in some more explicit and ample form than a mere sudden apparition.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The legend of La Llorona could inspire a whole universe of films on its own, but not with a kick-off like this.

    Apr 19, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It is a terrifically scary movie that I wish were more haunting.

    Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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