Orphan

Orphan

Orphan

After the tragic loss of their unborn child, Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) struggle to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives. They decide to adopt the intelligent, creative and polite wee Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman).

But as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, alarming events begin to unfold. Something's terribly wrong with Esther. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John to see past Esther's sweet facade. But her warnings go unheeded...

2009Rating: R16, contains horror, violence, sex scenes and offensive language123 minsUSA, Canada, Germany, France
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Orphan / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Teasingly enjoyable rubbish through the first hour, Orphan becomes genuine trash during its protracted second half.

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Total Film

Total Film

There’s a lot of slow burn to endure in the first hour, but the payoff is one of the most batshit crazy finales in recent memory.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There’s something creepy, and not pleasurably so, about watching children pantomime so much malice and fear.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A two-hour nervous breakdown.

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Roger Ebert

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 this.

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Newshub

Newshub

For a polished Hollywood horror, this is a brilliant, scary film and I wish there were more like it.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Clocking in at more than two hours, the movie teeters between psychological horror and violent blood-letting and, as such, probably won't completely satisfy fans in either camp.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Furhman plays pure evil with such supreme calmness that only her eyes shine with madness. Indeed, all of the child actors are superb, especially the expressive Engineer.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Predictable and been-there, seen-that, but entertaining nevertheless at times.

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