The Curse of La Llorona Reviews

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.
April 18, 2019
...we were cursed with the annoying and shrieking but not even close to terrifying La Llorona.
April 18, 2019
This is what happens when franchise greed is put ahead of storytelling basics.
April 18, 2019
"La Llorona" is another lame trip down a long, darkened hallway where the anticipation of the scare is always more frightening than the scare itself.
April 18, 2019
While first-time feature film director Michael Chaves has a great eye for detail, the choice to turn, dare I say, a sacred Latino folklore into a jump-scare monster movie was not the wisest decision.