The Curse of La Llorona Reviews

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April 20, 2019
When the movie goes "boo!" and the viewer tries hard to stifle a yawn, something has gone wrong.
April 19, 2019
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.
April 19, 2019
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.
April 19, 2019
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.
April 19, 2019
The legend of La Llorona could inspire a whole universe of films on its own, but not with a kick-off like this.
April 19, 2019
It is a terrifically scary movie that I wish were more haunting.
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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