Joshua Synopsis
A Civil War veteran (Fred Williamson) avenges his slain mother.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Superbly crafted psychological thriller.
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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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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...
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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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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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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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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Creepy, cool and loaded with style.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A painfully slow psychological thriller.
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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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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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Watching this film was torture

By film-fanatic
I saw the trailers for this film and was really excited about watching this movie. Let me tell you - THE TRAILER WAS BETTER than the film itself. The storyline and character development was very...

A Crying Shame

By Scottfb
Waaah!! This is not entertainment! the kid (Joshua) does a nice job in his role. It seems he is actually playing the piano, which is impressive (if you are his parents), but it does not make his...

Slow Moving, Unconvincing.

By PaulEPratt
Previews suggest an intriguing combination of The Bad Seed and Damian, The Omen. At no point does Joshua ever develop for its title character the requisite and palpable malice evident in -- and...

Joshua-Not so good or a super edge of the seat thriller?

By GothicBunny16
As a young girl, myself aging only thirteen years [fourteen on Dec 22] I believe that this movie is a /must see/ hit. ^^ I've always enjoyed Thrillers. ?...

Slow, annoying and poorly acted.

By Rychris
If you like hearing a baby cry for two hours, this is your movie....

not worth it

By jrhilbert2
I rented this and i was dissapointed because first of all there really was no charicter development and there was no build up or suspence! not in the least bit scary, the story line had the potential...

Joshua Delivers

By trs550
This was an edge-of-the-seat, what will happen next thriller that kept me engaged the entire time. Creepy little kid!!!...

Great acting, suspensful yet by-the-numbers thriller

By gjr1969
I have mixed feelings about this film. On the one hand, the acting, especially by the child actor and the parents was great. It really does have you on the edge of your seat despite its shortcomings....


By katherds23
It’s not surprising that “Joshua” was an official selection for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. “Joshua” is an emotional magnet; viewers sympathize with all of the characters, including the young,...

masterful suspense AND fun!!!

By scldouglass
If you are looking for a masterfully crafted suspense thriller-with comic twists-JOSHUA is satisfaction guaranteed...GO!!!!...

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Rated R | For language and some disturbing behavior by a child