• Released
  • July 24, 2009
  • R , 2 hr 3 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 824 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A woman suspects that her recently adopted daughter is behind a series of strange occurrences.

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Critic Ratings

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You want a good horror film about a child from hell, you got one. Do not, under any circumstances, take children to see it. Take my word on...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A two-hour nervous breakdown.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

Orphan, with a perverse plot twist at the end, will keep you on tenterhooks from its nightmarish opening scene to its chilling last frame.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
During a summer with the usual transforming robots and young wizards, this chilly flick is a bit of a break, and there are worse options...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Furhman plays pure evil with such supreme calmness that only her eyes shine with madness. Indeed, all of the child actors are superb,...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The best part of Orphan is the outstandingly lunatic plot twist that kicks in just as you're checking your watch and hoping they'll wrap...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a cut above most spooky-kid movies, with a twist that sets it apart.
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60

NPR

By Nathan Lee
The movie is, as these things go, enjoyably trashy.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Orphan doesn't add much to the genre except, disturbingly, a fetishistic bent that's creepy in the wrong way.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Orphan isn't scary -- it's garish and plodding.
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By carlopolicarpio
It's breathtaking, jaw dropping, and shocking movie it is....

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Rated R | For some sexuality, disturbing violent content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Bad Seed-style horror movie is gory and ludicrous.
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