The Curse of La Llorona - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Curse of La Llorona Reviews

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May 17, 2019
Squanders the potential of the iconic supernatural figure by repeatedly offering nothing more than standard horror tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 16, 2019
...never leans too hard into weighty terror, visceral scares, or into comedy bordering on slapstick but comfortably hangs out in the middle of the road.
May 14, 2019
It's easy to root for The Curse of La Llorona in principle, and easier still to be horribly disappointed by what a shabby bit of tedious schlock the end result looks like.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 12, 2019
The latest entry within the almost uniformly mediocre Conjuring franchise...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 8, 2019
Expect a Seventies Los Angeles setting, plenty of jump-scares and a generous dollop of The Exorcist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2019
Michael Chaves's film is content to be fodder for nervously giggling teenagers -- and even by that standard, it's subpar.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 7, 2019
These films are almost ludicrously toothless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2019
I was so bored, and so depressed by the mechanics of it.
May 6, 2019
A solidly acted but cynically bland squandering of a potential-filled premise; only the most undemanding genre enthusiasts need apply.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2019
If you're looking for something scary (as you'd expect from, well, a horror), you won't find it here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 3, 2019
With horror movie clichés lurking around every corner and a script that's difficult to digest, The Curse of La Llorona will likely meet the void where bad horror flicks go to be forgotten.
May 3, 2019
A meatier script and more fleshed-out characters would also have helped raise the fright bar, but The Curse of La Llorona is still solidly watchable and succeeds in leaving a lingering impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2019
What lifts it above the humdrum is Cardellini, so often cast as a more important character's spouse... but here showing that she can command the spotlight, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2019
A formulaic slab of supernatural dirge destined to be forgotten by year's, or perhaps even month's, end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2019
"Takes that Conjuring formula and blends it with a very intimate fear shared by many parents: that there is something out there that will harm their children."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 2, 2019
The creaking-doors-and-wind-gusting-through-windows routine becomes tiresome, though, as does Raymond Cruz's hilariously taciturn Hispanic exorcist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2019
Part of the James Wan-produced Conjuring series, La Llorona is very much a poor relation, resorting too early to technical horror, cheap tricks and nervous attempts at humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2019
La Llorona is, or at least once was, human; she is also the focus of a fear that right now is more generally prevalent in Trump's USA: an anxiety about illegal aliens importing their special brand of terror and taking over the American home.
May 2, 2019
The film is unquestionably in on the joke. So too are its two tremendous central performances, though you couldn't quite describe either one as comedic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 2, 2019
In spite of the absurdity of the plot and the flimsiness of the concept, there are enough bloodcurdling moments here to make you cower, jump or hide beneath your seat at least once or twice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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