100

The Hollywood Reporter

Superbly crafted psychological thriller.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Joshua does grow a bit repetitious (it lacks the cathartic climaxes of a horror film), yet it has cool and savvy fun with your fears.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Joshua falls a bit flat at the end, but overall it delivers some genuine old-school chills - something that was missing when Macaulay Culkin played a similar role in "The Good Son."
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
One of the most diabolical things about this psychological thriller is just how open to interpretation it is.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Terrifically sneaky psychological thriller, which takes great pleasure in watching carefully constructed family values come tumbling down.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
To lump in this smart, subtle, deviously effective thriller with "The Omen" or "The Good Son" is neither fair nor entirely accurate.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Creepy, cool and loaded with style.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A painfully slow psychological thriller.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Joshua is the sort of movie in which nobody does what you would do: like spank or demand an extra-strength time out.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
So what's wrong with Joshua? Two things: The audience is ahead of the movie, and the movie never catches up.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.