Evil Synopsis
An abused teenager makes enemies with bullies at a private school in the 1950s.
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Chicago Reader

This suspenseful, beautifully acted Dickensian drama forces us to confront our own bloodlust: do we root for the teen to win a moral...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By John McMurtrie
A gripping story of one teen's rebellion against his peers' sadistic abuse.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Director Mikael Hafstrom - the gentleman responsible for last year's Jennifer Aniston bomb "Derailed" - keeps us guessing as he confidently...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Although Evil eventually suffers from its heavy-handed treatment of its subject, it is a well-made and engrossing melodrama.
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L.A. Weekly

Håfström doesn't soft-pedal the abuse meted out by either his antihero or his nemeses, which will disturb audience members who want a clean...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A thoroughly serious film, full of vivid details, but also a relentlessly serious one that requires Mr. Wilson to spend a great deal of...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Extremely watchable, even if it never goes as deep as it should.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This didactic drama is set safely in the past and says nothing about the culture of conformity at all costs that hasn't been said before.
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Chicago Tribune

Bullying is not easy to watch on screen, even--or perhaps especially--if the viewer had the fortune to avoid either side of the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Hafstrom never finds the shades in his morality tale, so while Wilson is an intensely charismatic actor, all he can do is respond to...
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Rated NR