The Prodigy

The Prodigy

The Prodigy

A gifted young boy begins to terrorise his family in this horror thriller from the director of The Pact.

Fearing for her family’s safety, his mother (Taylor Shilling, Orange is the New Black) becomes torn between loving and protecting him or investigating what – or who – is causing his dark turn.

2019Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & horror92 minsUSA, Hong Kong
Horror

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The Prodigy / Reviews

Variety

Variety

While it lacks gripping, nail-biting tension, the unnerving horror that underscores the family drama brings it to life.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie's occasional chills do little to obscure the thin plotting, problematic pacing and a central mystery that's left aggravatingly vague.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

McCarthy's direction is so sleepy that a number of key scenes fizzle out before they can pay off with the next big jump scare.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

[A] tense and gripping, persuasively acted horror-thriller that evokes such evil-child flicks as "The Omen," "The Exorcist," "The Bad Seed" and "The Good Son," while carving its own pulse-pounding, if inherently far-fetched niche in the process.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

"The Prodigy" could stand to stretch its R-rating to even ickier ends, but its psychological surprises are the ones that really stick.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Struggling throughout with issues of structure and pacing, Nicholas McCarthy's horror feature threatens to debase standards for the genre to levels that even undiscriminating thrillseekers seem likely to reject.

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