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Child's Play

critic Reviews

  • Child's Play updates an '80s horror icon for the Internet of Things era, with predictably gruesome -- and generally entertaining -- results.
  • Peter TraversRolling Stone
    Even Aubrey Plaza and the voice of of Luke Sywalker (OK, it's Mark Hamill) as devil doll Chucky, can't save this botched reboot.
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  • Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Child's Play" is good humored and gratuitously gory but feels rushed, and oddly contained to its small world.
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  • Eric KohnindieWire
    This oddball blend of '80s nostalgia and contemporary humor never quite lands the smart-scary balance in its sights.
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  • Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    The violence is OTT but rarely feels cheap because the tone is so knowing.
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  • Katie WalshTribune News Service
    Who would have guessed that a "Child's Play" film would leave us with less popcorn-rattling jump scares and more existential questions about the role of Alexa in our lives?
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  • James BerardinelliReelViews
    Although Child's Play is only 90 minutes long, it's one of those movies where you check your watch so often you think it has stopped.
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  • Lucero CalderónExcelsior
    The result of this new film proposal is completely hilarious. [Full Review in Spanish]
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  • Tony BakerTony Baker Comedy
    It's not trash, but not an essential remake. It didn't surpass the original, but, it was cool.
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  • Javier Porta FouzLa Nación (Argentina)
    Child's Play takes what is convenient to it from the past, but creates something different. [Full Review in Spanish]
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  • Grethe KempCity Press (South Africa)
    This Chucky lacks the potent fear-inducing malevolence that the previous installments had.
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