The Little Stranger Reviews

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September 7, 2018
Occasionally spooky, but more often snoozy.
August 31, 2018
A hypnotic and haunting tale of how the past can grab hold of the flesh-and-blood present and squeeze. Don't let this mesmerizing mystery slip between the cracks of studio neglect and marketing indifference. It's spellbinding.
August 31, 2018
Everything here is precise: Abrahamson's direction, the understated performances, the intrusive sounds that stop just shy of jarring. The result is more sad and spooky than suspenseful or scary, an effect that seems entirely, and pleasingly, intentional.
August 31, 2018
At times, each of the main characters has us wondering what's going on beneath the surface. Who, if anyone, is to be trusted?
August 31, 2018
[An] elegant, cold-to-the-touch blend of drama and gothic horror.
August 31, 2018
Abrahamson seems fascinated with the idea of gothic storytelling, but he hasn't quite got the knack of it.
June 5, 2019
Casting issues aside, Abrahamson delivers an engrossing dark tale of the struggle to find solid ground when all around crumbles in a gothic maelstrom.
April 22, 2019
After building up a nail-biting suspense and hinting a hidden horrors, psychological or supernatural, it fails to commit to either of those paths, wavering between them until it merely rolls to an unsatisfying conclusion.
February 8, 2019
Atmospheric, well-acted and rewards your patience with an intelligent, unusual ending.
January 22, 2019
After the credits roll it's Ruth Wilson's captivating performance that will resonate above all else.
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