The Golem Reviews

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February 1, 2019
The English-language Israeli production may not wow stateside genre fans, but its approach to the source material is emotionally and intellectually sincere, enacted seriously, if not always engrossingly, by cast and crew.
January 31, 2019
A well-crafted and idiosyncratic supernatural thriller, the film plays like a mix of "Frankenstein," "The Witch," and some of the Coen brothers' more explicitly Jewish movies.
July 30, 2019
Despite its precarious tension, one never feels imminent danger. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 25, 2019
Hanna's growing maternal instincts... feel realistic and [Hani] Furstenberg performs her role in a convincing way. Even the relationship between creator and monster is unexpectedly nuanced. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 25, 2019
An effective and different way to tell a horror story. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 19, 2019
It has a deliberate pacing that struggles a tiny bit in the second half, but ratchets up the tension as it careens to its denouement.
April 3, 2019
Richly serves up a parable on Jewish folklore worth savoring.
March 20, 2019
If paced more efficiently, this could have definitely satisfied a broader audience, but instead, we are left with lackluster horror mixed with a decent drama.
March 4, 2019
Suspenseful and supernatural, it's a terror tale of revenge and redemption...heralding a new genre: Jewish Horror.
February 13, 2019
The Golem is creepy, as the cinematography is awash with atmosphere and the use of such a creature is interesting.
February 10, 2019
Cheers to The Paz Brothers, and writer Ariel Cohen, for a feminist take on the traditional tale!
February 7, 2019
The Golem is a promising first effort from Dread and makes me interested in what the Paz brothers may do next.
February 6, 2019
It captures an era in which Jews - as they have throughout history - are persecuted for simply existing and because they make easy scapegoats.
February 5, 2019
It captures an era in which Jews - as they have throughout history - are persecuted for simply existing and because they make easy scapegoats.
January 31, 2019
The Golem delivers a unique story rooted in Jewish tradition that is both beautiful and disturbing.
January 30, 2019
[I]t is filled with inventive and evocative moments, particularly those grounded in the truly scary aspects of Jewish history.
January 30, 2019
What makes it special is that it's so culturally specific while at the same time finding a sort of universality that makes the characters sympathetic, their plight relatable.
January 29, 2019
A good-looking period piece folk parable with a fine climax, but lacking compelling performances or genuine horrific suspense.
January 28, 2019
a good movie about a golem and a not-so-good golem movie.
January 27, 2019
A satisfactory re-imagining of the Hebrew myth though unfortunately reduced in resonance with modern horror tropes.
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