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The Little Stranger Reviews

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February 8, 2019
Atmospheric, well-acted and rewards your patience with an intelligent, unusual ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2019
After the credits roll it's Ruth Wilson's captivating performance that will resonate above all else.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 22, 2019
Gleeson's performance anchors the film masterfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 10, 2019
More inanimate than haunting, The Little Stranger is Abrahamson's least interesting feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 22, 2018
The slow yet steady pace is an asset, but the story only feels half-formed and the ending hits with all the force of a wet tissue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2018
It's a curious atmospheric but flawed psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 4, 2018
Despite so much leaning in its favour, The Little Stranger ends up being bland, lifeless and, sadly, disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 27, 2018
Gleeson's Faraday is often emotionally inert and the movie follows his example. Even during its darkest or scariest moments, it seems allergic to letting its heart rate accelerate.
October 25, 2018
If you are patient, this is a film that delivers chills in ways you won't quite expect.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 15, 2018
The Little Stranger is an intriguing film, but not a great one. At times, though, its atmosphere will creep under the skin -- of attentive viewers, at least.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 10, 2018
One will wonder whether Lenny Abrahamson has his heart in all this way, way more than whether if the establishment has an (alleged) unwelcoming-presence problem.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 7, 2018
the story is a drama with a ghost-like quality that is paced slowly yet it never bores
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 5, 2018
The Little Stranger is a rare thing...a classy, gloomy, sorrowful little heartbreaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2018
[Domhnall Gleeson] keeps Faraday's wounds painfully close to the surface... Faraday's bitterness works like a depressant, consuming him but also the movie, and robbing it of some of the electrical charge vital for fully effective horror.
September 25, 2018
If you love strange little things, you'll be smitten.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2018
As ever, Abrahamson draws excellence from those around him, from that quartet of leads to cinematographer Ole Bratt Birkeland. What a magnificent body of work this Irish director is building.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 24, 2018
Why... does this handsomely mounted tale of a country doctor and a seemingly cursed aristocratic family not quite work?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2018
Sarah Waters' haunted-house yarn from the maker of Room will leave you cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 21, 2018
The themes of loss and trust veined throughout the film feed into the feeling of hopelessness and haunting. Though we're just barely feeling a chill in the air, The Little Stranger is the start of this year's horror film season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 21, 2018
Abrahamson and screenwriter Lucinda Coxon have done a fine and powerful job with their source material and are rewarded with one truly mesmerising performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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