Come Play

critic Reviews

, 57% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • A frightening feature debut from Jacob Chase, Come Play makes up for its uneven tone by adding real depth to its jarring scares.
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    Udita JhunjhunwalaScroll.in
    Chase turns up the volume and relies on jump scares to build the mood, but the frights barely leap out of the screen.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Come Play" comes alive with impressive, old-school production design and simple direction...
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A Babadook knockoff for parents who are worried that their kids are spending way too much time staring at screens.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    "Come Play" is merely serviceable, and leaves you with the feeling that a much better game was lost in the shuffle.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    This high-tech reinvention of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, complete with its monster POV shots, doesn't have the heart to make yours really skip a beat.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    An inconsistent, flat film that is too often reliant on jump scares instead of atmosphere.
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    Chauncey K. RobinsonThe Twisted Girl Next Door
    Come Play is a creepy horror film for the whole family, but it falls short with an ending that leaves much to be desired.
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    Eric MarchenRogers TV
    Larry just wants a friend, but I wouldn't come play with this forgettable creature feature, rather block him instead.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Larry, apparently The Babadook's third cousin twice removed, gets his own motion picture with this derivative horror yarn with an interesting premise but an ill-handled approach.
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    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    While not as scary as it could have been - its PG-13 rating ensures that - Come Play is a solid outing that more than fits the bill for anyone looking for a few thrills. Just make sure to turn off your device before watching.
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