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      Orphan

      R Released Jul 24, 2009 2 hr. 3 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Orphan: Trailer 1 List
      58% 161 Reviews Tomatometer 63% 250,000+ Ratings Audience Score Devastated by the loss of their unborn baby, Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child. At the orphanage, both feel drawn to a little girl (Isabelle Fuhrman) named Esther, and soon the couple take their new daughter home. But when a dangerous series of events unfolds, Kate begins to suspect that there is something evil lurking behind the child's angelic exterior. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      While it has moments of dark humor and the requisite scares, Orphan fails to build on its interesting premise and degenerates into a formulaic, sleazy horror/thriller.

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      Dan R One of the most interesting twists in recent horror film history came in 2009's 'Orphan'. SYNOPSIS: 'A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she appears.' 'Orphan' is very much a B list horror thriller but it's a good one and probably has the best twist since 'The Crying Game'. It's one of those films where you have to go to Google afterwards to ask some awkward questions. What's actually rare with 'Orphan' is that it's a thriller that's actually grounded in some sort of reality and the human emotion is real. Isabella Fuhrman is exceptional as the creepy kid and delivers a performance well beyond her years, and it's always fun to see Vera Farmiga in another horror franchise. It's not a bad film, but it's full of faults and certainly shouldn't be 123 minutes long. Distinctively average. 6/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review Matt M Strong start and a twist that I didnt see coming. Oh, and I feel sorry for the kids. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review Lea Pretty scary movie with a nice twist. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review donnie m the husband is SO creepy-way tooooo much attention to the 'orphan' and horrible husband-wimpy, creepy and hard to watch and dumber than a rock-best line in the movie-i'm not your f'ing mommy Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/24 Full Review Connor A This film is OK. Vera Farmiga gives a great performance, and Isabelle Fuhrman is creepy and convincing as the crazy little girl Esther. The plot has a very interesting premise and it is pulled off well, but the overall film feels abit drawn out and not quite as scary as it could have been. The twist is done well and if you're paying attention you can see it unfolding. Overall, it's worth a watch but it may be a hit for some or a miss for others. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/24 Full Review E O I thought it was a good movie. Kind of easy to predict what will happen. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Chuck Wilson Village Voice Decidedly amoral. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review David Stratton The Australian Collet-Serra's film succeeds in being genuinely creepy, is commendably well acted by all concerned, and contains the best twist since The Crying Game. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 21, 2009 Full Review Paul Lê Bloody Disgusting And by both satisfying expectations and providing a substantial surprise at the end, Orphan has rightfully become one of the most pleasurable and twisty thrillers from the last twenty years. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 23, 2023 Full Review Wayne Broadway Black Girl Nerds 'Orphan' is very exploitative of unfair fears. But I feel this works to its credit as a proud B-grade horror flick, what I like to call top-tier low-quality films. It just so happens that it is also ingeniously crafted. Rated: 5/5 Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies There’s some quality character work, some really good tension-building, and a pretty gnarly final act that should please the genre faithful. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 22, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Devastated by the loss of their unborn baby, Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide to adopt a child. At the orphanage, both feel drawn to a little girl (Isabelle Fuhrman) named Esther, and soon the couple take their new daughter home. But when a dangerous series of events unfolds, Kate begins to suspect that there is something evil lurking behind the child's angelic exterior.
      Director
      Jaume Collet-Serra
      Executive Producer
      Don Carmody, Steve Richards, Michael Ireland
      Screenwriter
      David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Dark Castle Entertainment, Appian Way
      Rating
      R (Language|Disturbing Violent Content|Some Sexuality)
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 24, 2009, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $41.6M
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