Orphan

Orphan

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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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Review

This is really good - but don't mistake it for a classic. Flicks review is right about the red herrings... I hate when horror movies to the 'fake frights'. Boo! there's nothing there. Still - most horror films at the plexes are pretty poor and this is better than your average.

3.0
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I love horror movies

Guess what everyone? You know you can watch a free movie on your birthday in hoyts! I can't wait for this movie to come out so I can watch it for free! This offer is available I think from August till Jan 2010 I love horror movies

5.0
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I Want An "Orphan" T-Shirt!!!!

A lot of adoptive parents are angry about one line in this film: “It must be hard to love an adopted child like your own.” How pathetic that they chose to be angry about this movie line but are perfectly content that their adopted child’s birth certificate was permanently sealed from him/her with their permission! Yes, adoptees have to live their lives...

5.0
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Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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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.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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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

press

A two-hour nervous breakdown.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

press

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

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

press

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

press

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

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

A two-hour nervous breakdown.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0

Review

This is really good - but don't mistake it for a classic. Flicks review is right about the red herrings... I hate when horror movies to the 'fake frights'. Boo! there's nothing there. Still - most horror films at the plexes are pretty poor and this is better than your average.

3.0
0

I love horror movies

Guess what everyone? You know you can watch a free movie on your birthday in hoyts! I can't wait for this movie to come out so I can watch it for free! This offer is available I think from August till Jan 2010 I love horror movies

5.0
0

I Want An "Orphan" T-Shirt!!!!

A lot of adoptive parents are angry about one line in this film: “It must be hard to love an adopted child like your own.” How pathetic that they chose to be angry about this movie line but are perfectly content that their adopted child’s birth certificate was permanently sealed from him/her with their permission! Yes, adoptees have to live their lives...

5.0
0