Case 39 Synopsis
A social worker learns that there is more than meets the eye to a girl she saved from abuse.
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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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Manages to be both very silly and highly forgettable. Only for those who collect killer-children films.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Entertainment Weekly

An aggressively inept demon-seed chiller starring a bunch of grown-ups who should've known better.
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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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Case 39 comes out of closet in the worst possible way!

By beamerboy
There is normally a good reason why a film studio would decide to "shelve" a completed movie after negative test screenings. Especially, when what's broken, can't be fixed. This was one of those...

This movie was very good

By j2508
Now I know that people rip on this movie because they feel like its just another Orphan or Omen, but that doesn't take away from the fact that its a good movie. I haven't seen a good horror movie in...

Just in CASE you plan to miss this one...

By catnmouse
I love suspenseful, scary movies. However, I go to see them with low expectations these days since they just aren't as good as they used to be. Case 39 has all the ingredients.... good acting,...

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By Drez_Digital
The terror factor is on full blast in this film Which works well and keeps it gripping....

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By Queen_Dessie
suspense thriller must see loved...

By lyndibeth

Worth a Watch

By XoTinioX
After seeing trailers and previews for this movie, I went into it with expectations, as I'm sure you will too. However, this film certainly throws you for a definitely don't get what...

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By Phil M
This movie is a great movie because it definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. There was never a dull moment throughout the movie, and is definitely one that will be added to my own movie...


By agaphmou
I went to see it with my brother.We are both horror movie fans and we are very picky about the movies we see.We thought this movie was very good.It has a nice twist and an exciting ending.I would...

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By cr0pnm0m
One really good scary part and the little girl does a really good creepy kid. Starts off slow and story line is good, but too many "jumpy" parts without a lot of good meat. Some gore but some...

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Rated R | For violence and terror, including disturbing images.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Dull "killer kid" tale features violence involving children.
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