The Turning Reviews

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February 17, 2020
An absolutely abhorrent ghost story...
February 16, 2020
'Turning' is incomprehensible spin on 'Turn of the Screw.'
February 11, 2020
This pedestrian ghost story plods along in a vaguely competent manner until a thoroughly muddled ending makes the whole experience pointless.
February 6, 2020
There's a lot of these bump in the night moments though, each one less original than the last.
February 5, 2020
If there's any redemption here, it's in the children.
February 1, 2020
A thoroughly decent, classically structured haunted house chiller hampered by an extremely ill-conceived ending that undermines much of the goodwill built up by Sigismondi's hauntingly elegant direction.
January 31, 2020
Dreadful even by the standards of January horror.
January 31, 2020
The last few years have come with a slew of fantastic horror films, and unfortunately The Turning does not fall into that category. With a substance less story, it isn't something that will be remembered.
January 30, 2020
Baffling remake of Gothic classic wastes talented cast.
January 30, 2020
The atmosphere really is incredible. But the rest of this horror flick is as hollow as a mannequin.
January 30, 2020
At the end of the day, The Turning you should do is toward another movie. Otherwise? You're screwed.
January 30, 2020
It's clear that somewhere, at some point, a worthwhile project took a wrong turn.
January 30, 2020
The Turning is trying to make a statement about mental illness, but the movie so superficially handles the concept that it's more disrespectful than insightful.
January 29, 2020
A film with good performances, generic and ineffective scares, and a broken promise of an interesting subject. [Full review in spanish]
January 29, 2020
James showed that the uncertainties of well-crafted psychological horror can be the stuff of a classic. The Turning, by contrast, has no screws to turn.
January 29, 2020
The Turning drastically fails at adapting a beloved horror tale, as it is filled with tropes, weak acting, and has a story that ultimately leads nowhere.
January 29, 2020
The Turning is a big bundle of wasted potential.
January 29, 2020
Some very talented actors get bogged down in this mess of a movie. Somebody knows what its intentions were but that somebody is not me.
January 29, 2020
The power of the story of The Turn of the Screw is in the ambiguity of the governess' mental state, and the way The Turning wraps up almost strips away the power that lies in the original story with a weird, sort of abrupt narrative shrug.
January 28, 2020
This is a sophisticated work of dread, decay, brooding mood and abstract storytelling coated in the sheen of a simplistic spook show.
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