The Prodigy Reviews

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February 8, 2019
McCarthy's film dips its toes into some stock scare tactics - the whistling tea kettle, the dark hallway, the creepy basement - while struggling to figure out whether it wants its third act to be a boring or bad-ass sort of bonkers-bananas.
February 8, 2019
McCarthy's direction is so sleepy that a number of key scenes fizzle out before they can pay off with the next big jump scare.
February 8, 2019
The film is cruelly well-made.
February 7, 2019
The latest in a long, increasingly lousy line of bloodthirsty kid movies...
February 7, 2019
Director Nicholas McCarthy and screenwriter Jeff Buhler could pen that aforementioned parental handbook for child demonic possession, since they blithely borrow from innumerable evil kid movies.
February 7, 2019
[McCarthy] a filmmaker who recognizes that the buildup is more fun than the payoff, and he manages to generate suspense with seemingly little happening on the screen.
May 15, 2019
This could have been a much better movie. Much, much better. Its disastrous third act is only accomplished with good performances. [Full review in Spanish].
March 30, 2019
It's a bone-chilling blast of a horror film that wakes up the normally sleepy first quarter of the year.
March 25, 2019
Given its status as pretty standard genre fare on the surface, the film goes down as a pleasant surprise and one that embraces its dark heart.
March 22, 2019
... only mildly unsettling as its second-half twists gradually become more far-fetched.
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