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False Positive

R 2021 1h 32m Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for False Positive: Trailer 1 List False Positive: Trailer 1 False Positive: Trailer 1 2:21 View more videos
47% Tomatometer 86 Reviews 19% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After months of trying and failing to get pregnant, Lucy (Ilana Glazer) and Adrian (Justin Theroux) finally find their dream fertility doctor in the illustrious Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan). But after becoming pregnant with a healthy baby girl, Lucy begins to notice something sinister through Hindle's gleaming charm, and she sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about him, and her own "birth story." As if getting pregnant weren't complicated enough... Read More Read Less Watch on Hulu Stream Now

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Its classic horror aims exceed its blood-slicked grasp, but False Positive works its way sneakily under the skin.

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Kristy Puchko Pajiba It's preaching in all caps. Or considering the oddly goofy tone, All Caps in Comic Sans. Jun 30, 2021 Full Review K. Austin Collins Rolling Stone It's the product of a satirical ambition that lacks the wit to land any heady blows; the horror mastery to be even glancingly scary; the intellect to make those thrills invigoratingly existential; and the sense of humor to make it entertaining. Rated: 1.5/5 Jun 28, 2021 Full Review Stephanie Zacharek TIME Magazine False Positive doesn't sustain its most suspenseful ideas. The big revelation at the end is something of a letdown, and the movie's final image spells out a metaphor that ought to have been left to suggestion. Jun 28, 2021 Full Review Serena Seghedoni Loud and Clear Reviews Ilana Glazer shines in pregnancy thriller False Positive, but despite its clever premise, the film is ultimately a melting pot of themes and themes. Rated: 3/5 Aug 13, 2023 Full Review Dallas King Flick Feast False Positive is bursting with ideas and talent but ultimately let down by the delivery. Rated: 2/5 Nov 12, 2022 Full Review Mitchell Beaupre Awards Radar This is a largely regrettable misfire that feels more often than not like a script letting down a talented group of actors who are generally much better than this. Rated: 1.5/4 Sep 22, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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HG H This was such a colossal waste of time that to describe the seer insanity that never bothers to make head or tails of what, how or why it's doing what's it's doing would be redundant to say the least. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review Michael C Great movie and great acting!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/24 Full Review Andrea M A decent cast isn't always an indicator of a decent movie. This movie was just stupid, no better way to say it. The plot makes zero sense, character development is lacking and the storyline is weak. If you decide to waste a couple hours and watch this anyway, and get to the climax and feel it can't get any worse, just wait until the end. Cringe-filled absurdity. I'm still reeling from secondhand embarrassment the next day. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/15/24 Full Review Jeff M Here's yet another movie that begins with a potentially suspenseful or at least somewhat intriguing premise and then devolves by the end into a mess. I'm becoming fully convinced that screenwriters nowadays become transfixed with an exciting idea or plot device but have no idea how to create a fully rounded and satisfactory screenplay. Although only superficially similar in a couple ways, I was reminded more than once of ROSEMARY'S BABY while watching this film. That 1968 classic was able to hold our attention throughout because of a strong director and source material. This pales by comparison. And honestly, I was in the **1/2 or even *** ballpark until the last 20 minutes or so became so relentlessly awful that any goodwill accumulated up until then pretty much wasted away to nothing. I am not familiar with Glazer, so I'm reserving judgment on her as an actress, but I didn't feel particularly invested in her character or what was happening to her, so that made any emotional connection to the material non-existent. The performances surrounding her were nothing special. This is one of those movies I will completely forget about within two weeks. In fact, I almost forgot to write this review. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Nathan F I think the story uses a great foundation, touching on issues with infertility, but it does not go anywhere with it. The movie felt like it was always building up suspense to nothing worth waiting for. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Becky P Started out well with a storyline that had potential but seemed to lose sight of this half way through the film with the ending becoming rushed, confusing and overall disappointing. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After months of trying and failing to get pregnant, Lucy (Ilana Glazer) and Adrian (Justin Theroux) finally find their dream fertility doctor in the illustrious Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan). But after becoming pregnant with a healthy baby girl, Lucy begins to notice something sinister through Hindle's gleaming charm, and she sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about him, and her own "birth story." As if getting pregnant weren't complicated enough...
Director
John Lee
Producer
Ilana Glazer, John Lee, Jonathan Wang
Screenwriter
Ilana Glazer, John Lee
Production Co
A24
Rating
R (Language|Graphic Nudity|Disturbing/Bloody Images|Sexual Content)
Genre
Horror, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 25, 2021
Runtime
1h 32m
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