Horns Synopsis
In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
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TheWrap

By Alonso Duralde
Much of what makes Horns so impressive, and such fun to watch, is the film's ability to juggle a variety of genres.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A fable-like horror mystery with strong comic and romantic tendencies, Alexandre Aja's Horns draws on source material by cult scribe (and...
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67

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
It's like a supernatural version of "Gone Girl," and yet, there is some very, very dark comedy in the film as well, and by keeping it dark...
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63

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
I just wish there’d been more to this allegory, something more than Radcliffe’s Ig explaining his protrusions to one and all with “They’re...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Through most of the movie, the former star of the Harry Potter movies sports an impressive set of curling ram-style protuberances that...
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58

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Predominantly a failure of tone, Horns has plenty of admirable traits and yet dooms itself from the outset. It's an admirable conceit...
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50

The Dissolve

By Tasha Robinson
Its attempts to force comedy, tragedy, farce, action, and melodrama into the same story never quite fit.
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50

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
Directed by splat-pack director Alexandre Aja (“Piranha 3D”) with uncharacteristic but still gruesome restraint, adapted from what seems a...
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50

Variety

By Peter Debruge
This overly devout adaptation of Joe Hill’s sacrilegious text benefits from the helmer’s twisted sensibility, but suffers from a case of...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is that a story with a couple of good ideas founders for lack of a third or fourth good idea. Still, any picture that features...
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It's more than a Halloween movie

By theelderk
This is a beautiful and intriguing movie. Daniel Radcliffe gives an intense and nuanced performance that rewards your suspension of disbelief. The film itself is wonderfully shot and scored. The...

Wow! Good bye Harry Potter, Hello Iggy

By apando326
This was a very surprising movie! It was so good. Effects were awesome, the story line was twisty, imaginative and kept me guessing. The acting was very well done. I had a hard time at first seeing...

Best thriller I have seen in a long time

By forthefutureproducti
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Completely unexpected

By hpeterson22
I wanted to see this movie because I wanted to see Daniel Radcliffe do something that separated himself from Harry Potter; this movie did that for me. Radcliffe really did an amazing job playing a...

Horns review...

By ganondorf68
Just saying up front: It was a fantastic watch from the point of view from someone who has not read the book(me). The first 5 minutes into this movie I was hooked and could not look away....

Good story

By tjhamer15
Very unique film, and very different than the advertisements for it. Definitely one of Dan Radcliffe's best works. A truly talented actor. The special effects were cool, the story well written and...

adults only! Horns

By dreamer45209
Really liked this movie. It was funny and sad and weird. I was glad it was only my 30 year old daughter and me in the theater. We were cracking up at some of the scenes. NOT for kids! Lot's of...

what?

By excaly383
what just happened? Dan is really good though....

Good not Great

By indjeff
This movie is a little slow and gorey in spots. It was a good but somewhat strange movie. Dark humor peppered throughout. Good but not great....

By shipwreck_1973
An interesting concept that lacked direction. It started as a drama, switched to dark comedy, switched to supernatural Who Done It, and then finally redemption play. At the end it collapsed under...

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Rated R | For Disturbing Violence, A Sexual Assault, Some Graphic Nudity, Drug Use, Language and Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Intense horror-fantasy material. Harry Potter this isn't.
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