The Curse of La Llorona Reviews

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September 27, 2019
It would have been fresh to set this film in Mexico, centred on a Mexican family and have it steeped in an entirely different landscape and culture. Instead, it's the same story seen many times before - an innocent American family targeted by ghouls.
September 27, 2019
The performances are good, but I wanted more complexity for the original folk tale of La Llorona.
August 17, 2019
The appearance by Father Perez marks this as another entry in The Conjuring Universe, but I daresay that a character from a different Warner property -- say, Clint Eastwood's drug smuggler from The Mule -- would have made for a more interesting crossover.
August 17, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona whitewashes iconic Mexican folklore and replaces it with tense scares but nothing of substance.
August 13, 2019
The movie delivers on the jump scares, and gets extra points for exploring Mexican folklore. Yet, The Curse of La Llorona suffers from generic plot and easily forgettable characters.
August 6, 2019
Director Michael Chaves ramps up the Spielbergian flair in the final act, with a spookhouse run of more playful malevolence than perfunctory motion. But after two acts of overly telegraphed terror, you just don't fear the weeper.
August 6, 2019
Velasquez doesn't have many lines...but she uses the ones she has to make as much of an impact as possible.
July 10, 2019
This is a competently made film. [...] It is not particularly original.
July 3, 2019
[The Curse of La Llorona] pack[s] a few good punches in terms of scares, and the overall visual are rather beautiful, but I just felt like the writers didn't do the story justice.
June 25, 2019
The lack of creativity and innovation kills the film stone dead. It is clear that the filmmakers need to reinvent the formula and fast, before it dries out like an exhumed corpse.
June 20, 2019
It lacks the punch and pure terror that a stronger script and more visceral approach could achieve with the legendary weeping woman.
June 8, 2019
Pretty much everything about the project is too generic to really make an impression.
June 5, 2019
'La Llorona' is above-average offering in 'Conjuring' franchise.
May 29, 2019
This narrative thread goes boldly nowhere and Sean Patrick Thomas' character (as the partner of the deceased husband) is unduly side-lined.
May 29, 2019
There's enough here to keep the Friday night crowds happy, but judged against the other installments in The Conjuring Universe, The Curse of La Llorona is a familiar exercise in haunted house tropes.
May 28, 2019
It won't be the tears of the Weeping Woman that'll haunt you, it'll be your own as you remember how good the Conjuring universe can be when it doesn't.
May 24, 2019
A technically astute scare-by-numbers which risks nothing and offers little.
May 17, 2019
Squanders the potential of the iconic supernatural figure by repeatedly offering nothing more than standard horror tropes.
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 15, 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.
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