70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
There is enough lurid, ludicrous subtext in the material to keep fans of such things happy. As trash, this is top of the line.
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40

Empire

Manages to be both very silly and highly forgettable. Only for those who collect killer-children films.
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38

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
It's only a movie, and not a remotely effective one. And for Zellweger, whose "Miss Potter" and "Appaloosa" were barely seen, with "Leatherheads" and "New in Town" further deflating her A-list clout, that's the real shame here.
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38

Boston Globe

Introduce the supernatural, and anything goes. Here, everything does. And that's a problem no one can solve. At least it wasn't called "Case 666."
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30

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
A mess of a horror movie that spent several years sitting on a shelf and should have remained there living up to its fullest potential as a dust magnet.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Director Christian Alvart ("Pandorum") is unable to invest much stylization into the proceedings, and Ray Wright's by-the-book screenplay only serves as a reminder of the innumerable demon-child movies that have preceded this one.
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20

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
From a bevy of cheesy jolt scares (alarm clock! barking dog!) to the embarrassing sight of Zellweger and Ian McShane treating this Orphan-style B-movie silliness with grave seriousness, the film proves to be one hokey-horror riot.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Neither so awful as to be enjoyable nor eerily artful enough to be anything other than a snoozy also-ran in the perpetually poor plotting machine that is the demon-child cinematic subgenre.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

An aggressively inept demon-seed chiller starring a bunch of grown-ups who should've known better.
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12

New York Post

This movie is so self- combustingly bad it could never be good. But it's damn great fun to watch the thing go up in flames anyway.
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25 out of 100
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