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The Innocents Reviews

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July 16, 2021
The Innocents' equilibrium is sustained, in short, with the precision of a clock. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 5, 2021
A fascinating world-building and atmosphere management masterclass.
July 20, 2021
A violent nightmare of a film, "The Innocents," follows a posse of elementary-school-aged children who discover that they have telekinetic powers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 15, 2021
It's undeniably well-executed as an arthouse genre piece, but not without leaving a considerable sour taste afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 13, 2021
This superior chiller is both a satisfying genre exercise and a minute observation of the process by which young children acquire morality...
July 15, 2021
Vogt has crafted a kind of extreme fairytale on the nature of being different, shorn of tidy lessons or happy endings - which may just be beginnings anyway.
December 7, 2021
uses its genre frame to show the connectedness, curiosity and cruelty of its young characters, and also asks whether the inevitable loss of innocence at this age is a slate that can ever simply be cleaned.
July 13, 2021
A clever, engaging and often electrifying feature which straddles suspense and the arthouse in a tight and satisfying way.
July 16, 2021
...more chillingly than any of the supernatural elements, the film throws in another question, one that haunts the viewer after the end of the credits, when it's time to try to calm down and relax again: who are the innocents?
July 13, 2021
The lonely, uncanny and sometimes unthinkingly violent world of childhood is explored with chilling candor and exceptional skill in writer-director Eskil Vogt's arthouse horror feature The Innocents.
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