100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Andrea Yates believed she was possessed by Satan and could save her children by drowning them. Frailty is as chilling.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Genuinely creepy Southern Gothic thriller that once again proves that in horror movies, sometimes less is actually more.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Blood-curdling stuff.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
You'll depart with memories of a well-crafted study in quiet horror, and with ideas whirling in your head about the nature of evil and what happens to children caught in its grip.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
It's the cinematic equivalent of a good page-turner, and even if it's nonsense, its claws dig surprisingly deep.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Against all odds in heaven and hell, it creeped me out just fine.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The payoff isn't worth the time invested, but at least the actor-turned-filmmaker underplays an inherently queasy project that could have been over the top.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's a good little psychological thriller buried underneath all the manufactured shocks, in the story of a powerless child standing alone against a parent's mental illness.
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50

Boston Globe

Murder should either be unsparingly real or kitschy like the ''Texas Chainsaw Massacre.'' This is neither.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

Dumb but also unrelentingly dark and ugly, thereby depriving the viewer of any camp value.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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