Written April 25, 2015
This is one of the best scary movies I have seen in years. It is really terrifying to watch and ofeen busy and offers up legitimate heart pounding action. Jessica Chastain has been busy lately and is a great actress. She plays the role as caretaker for the two girls very well. The little girls steal the show as well as the top notch visual effects. I would strongly recommend this movie. Not for children even though PG-13.
Written September 05, 2015
There are plenty of good Horror spots and transitions for funny to creepy are done well, but why the director didn't audience test the ending is a mystery to me as a different ending would have garnered an excellent review. As it is there were opportunities to wrap up earlier, or go with a clear sequel tease but he does neither and leaves the audience scratching their heads over poor choice of multiple endings.
Written July 26, 2013
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Written April 26, 2015
I'm already a Jessica Chastain fan, and she didn't let me down. I fell in love with her in The Help, then she transformed for The Debt, and again for this movie (I haven't seen ZDT yet.)
The cinematography was way better than most horror flicks. I'm always weary of child actors (it seems that cute trumps talent most of the time,) but both little girls were amazing.
The plot was formulaic horror fodder, but the ending was definitely outside the formula.
Without the acting, this movie would have been a "so-so" for me.
Written January 29, 2015
This was absolute garbage. Not scary at all and painfully boring to watch. Not a good movie choice for someone as talented as Jessica Chastain. The little girls in this movie are adorable. Yet it is not at all scary unless this is your 1st scary movie ever. Very disappointing.