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The Djinn (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Led by Ezra Dewey's standout performance, The Djinn serves up a scary, sleekly effective cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for.

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A mute boy is trapped in his apartment with a sinister monster when he makes a wish to fulfill his heart's greatest desire.

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It feels like a lockdown project that needed exposing to a bit more outside air.

September 14, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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This indie horror movie isn't just a lesson on the price of getting what you wish for; it's also an 82-minute class on how to make an unnerving film on the cheap.

May 14, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Charbonier and Powell know how to brew atmosphere and empathy, creating child characters who feel fleshed out and not like precocious poppets to be pitied or fawned over.

May 14, 2021 | Full Review…
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The Djinn is often as plodding as it is impersonal. This movie crawls whenever it needs to sprint.

May 14, 2021 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

I cannot say The Djinn did much for me.

May 13, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

With their debut, Charbonier and Powell proved a rare grasp of childhood horror, and keeping the perspective of youth among adult sins.

May 13, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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