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There are a couple moments when it works Claudia Puig. Not even an amiable central performance from Taylor Schilling Kevin Maher. It's an unscary scary movie that quickly abandons the very thing that might have made it interesting Peter Bradshaw.
McCarthy's film dips its toes into some stock scare tactics - the whistling tea kettle, the dark hallway, the creepy basement - while struggling to figure out whether it wants its third act to be a boring or bad-ass sort of bonkers-bananas. Barry Hertz. 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. Simon Abrams. David Edelstein. Matt Cipolla. The Prodigy never quite goes deeper than its boilerplate premise.
That doesn't make it a bad movie, but it also doesn't make it a particularly interesting one either. Alex Hudson. The Prodigy tries to use elements of horror classics to make something new but completely misses the mark. It never decides if it wants to be a mystical horror or a realistic horror movie and it fails because of it.
Julian Lytle. Rob Dean. The Prodigy shows flickers of something better, moments of adrenaline-fueled thrills and unconventional jolts, but ultimately they're lost in an over-familiar plot. Jason Barr. Chris Hunneysett. Top Box Office. More Top Movies Trailers. Certified Fresh Picks. Fargo: Season 3.
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Fearing for her family's safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what -- or who -- is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.
R for violence, disturbing and bloody images, a sexual reference and brief graphic nudity. Nicholas McCarthy. Jeff Buhler. May 7, Taylor Schilling as Sarah. Jackson Robert Scott as Miles. Peter Mooney as John.
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