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      Joshua

      R Released Jul 6, 2007 1h 45m Mystery & Thriller Drama List
      62% Tomatometer 99 Reviews 41% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Brad (Sam Rockwell) and Abby (Vera Farmiga) Cairn have a seemingly picture-perfect life. Brad is a successful stockbroker, their son, Joshua, is a child prodigy, and Abby has just given birth to a baby girl. Ominous cracks soon begin to appear on the surface of this pretty picture. Pets mysteriously die, the baby will not stop crying, and Joshua develops an interest in mummification. The incidents may be coincidental, or Joshua's intelligence masks an extremely evil heart. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Though Joshua is ultimately too formulaic, its intelligence and suspenseful buildup heighten the overall creep factor.

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      Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel Rated: 3/5 May 13, 2009 Full Review Mark Bourne Film.com ...a bewildering extension rather than a retread of this played-out subgenre. Jan 8, 2008 Full Review J. R. Jones Chicago Reader As horror flicks go this is both smart and suspenseful. Jan 3, 2008 Full Review Paul Lê Bloody Disgusting And while the Damien Thorns and Rosemary’s babies make many adults nervous, there is something profoundly more upsetting about children like Joshua, whose malevolence has no ready explanation or unnatural origin. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 23, 2023 Full Review Kelly Vance East Bay Express We're finally left holding a handful of air at the end. Apr 28, 2011 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal Easily written off as an "Omen" retread at first glance, this unfairly passed-over piece of slow-burn terror disarmingly chipped away at ideas of parental readiness with mounting dread and gruesome humor. It burrows beneath the skin and stays there. Rated: 4/4 Sep 23, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member THE 50 BEST HORROR MOVIES YOU'VE NEVER SEEN tried to sell me JOSHUA and in a state of weakness, I obliged. An obtuse child in a house full of infants (including a constantly crying mother & an oblivious father) wants more attention. Jealousy gives way to predictability and we are left without reward, not caring for a single character nor what happens to them in the future. And I'm sorry, but that final scene/song is one of the CREEPIEST moments I've ever seen two relatives have. And not in a good/horror way. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/06/22 Full Review robert p Like the movie "The Bad Seed" with a paranoid schizophrenic girl killer, this movie reminded me of that. The boy was a killer thru and thru, and only slips up at the very end of the movie, when he sings a song about getting rid of all of his relatives so he could be with Uncle. The wife was totally psychotic and fortunately the little girl is saved as well!!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review scott m Complete rip-off of "The Omen" about an evil devil boy. But so well acted by Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga. There's a wonderful scene in the park where Rockwell's character finally understands the extent of his son's evil, and its really well done. Good movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Underrated. It's as good as Rosemary's Baby. Quite the thriller. It's hard to believe an innocent-looking/acting kid, could be hiding a monster. The real monster, speaking as a mother-in-law, is Vera Farmiga. Her treatment of her husband, Sam Rockwell, is horrendous. Quite the bitch. Small wonder Joshua is disturbed with a mom like that. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Figured this one out from the git go. He was gooood, made it easy to hate him. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member I didn’t find it very engaging, especially for being a thriller, slow-burner or not. Dad should’ve been outspoken from the beginning to make it believable. The baby cries in every scene it’s in. Seriously it’s too much. Good performances from the cast though. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/04/20 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Brad (Sam Rockwell) and Abby (Vera Farmiga) Cairn have a seemingly picture-perfect life. Brad is a successful stockbroker, their son, Joshua, is a child prodigy, and Abby has just given birth to a baby girl. Ominous cracks soon begin to appear on the surface of this pretty picture. Pets mysteriously die, the baby will not stop crying, and Joshua develops an interest in mummification. The incidents may be coincidental, or Joshua's intelligence masks an extremely evil heart.
      Director
      George Ratliff
      Producer
      Johnathan Dorfman
      Screenwriter
      George Ratliff, David Gilbert
      Distributor
      Fox
      Production Co
      ATO Pictures
      Rating
      R (Language|Disturbing Behavior by a Child)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 6, 2007, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 25, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $478.5K
      Runtime
      1h 45m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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