Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Makinov's film expertly crafts a sense of dawning madness that hinges on its villains' unspoken fury at their elders.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Stripped down and edited for disequilibrium rather than clarity, “Play” is less interested in pandering to gorehounds than in highlighting our reluctance to view children as anything other than innocent.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This nastily efficient horror film delivers genuine chills.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Come Out and Play is a good example of how to eke out film thrills with a minimum of elements. Makinov should prove to be a filmmaker to watch.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
A one-man band known as Makinov — he wrote, directed, produced, shot, edited and ran sound here — has done a pretty decent job in the chills department using a simple story, small cast and largely contained location.
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Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
This remake of ’70s Spanish horror film "Who Can Kill a Child?" is less a contemporary upgrade than an eagerly creaky exploitative throwback.
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Village Voice

By Scott Foundas
Even by the standards of the genre, the characters behave with astonishing stupidity, while Makinov tries repeatedly to mine suspense from slowly creeping up on his actors with the camera.
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44 out of 100
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