Reviews: The Boy (2016)

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  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: The Boy is wooden, lifeless, and blankly unterrifying – and no, I’m not describing the doll. I’m talking about the actual movie.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Stranger and intense, delving into the paranormal and leaving the door ajar for a sequel…
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn’t particularly enjoyable to watch.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Up until a bonkers 11th-hour plot twist, “The Boy” is plenty dim and so very dull, jumpy dream sequences and smart-as-a-peach character decisions becoming its fallbacks.
  • Daniel Lackey @ Cinema Axis
    • Excerpt: Highly recommended if you enjoy shouting at movie characters about how stupid they are.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: In essence, ‘The Boy’ is one stillborn terrorizing tyke born out of artificial and tired creepy conventions.
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: The Boy doesn’t really work in the end, but it’s nice to see a horror movie that creates tension via a carefully-crafted atmosphere and also follows a particular (and sensible) logic.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Forty years ago or so it might have passed muster; now it comes across like a well-preserved genre antique.