Orphan (15)

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Reviewer Pi
12/09/2009
This film is very much a run of the mill horror movie. It has the scary child, a desperate mother fiercely protecting her family, the misled father, oh and an absolutely ridiculous plot twist which serves to white wash over the films events with an implausible explanation. You’ll find the twist before it happens and then laugh at yourself for even suggesting it, thus when it inevitably does happen your left with a million questions – such as am I entitled to my money back if I’ve already seen more than half the film, (the answer to which is no as the nice man at the Odeon informed me). The film has a Groundhog Day feel to it; by this I mean that each scenario is the same as the last and your left thinking ‘only another 2 minutes until I see this plot again!!’)
Having said all this, Issabelle Fuhrman’s performance (Esther the orphan), is fairly good, with her creepy Russian accent and slightly sinister demeanour. That is about the only good thing I can say. If you’re a hard-core horror fan then avoid this film like the plague. If you enjoy less terrifying horror such as the scream movies then this may be more suited.
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Reviewer Amy-Louise
10/08/2009
I really loved this film! Its was the fantastic! I couldn't take my eyes off the screen and would go and see it again. I have recommended it to all my friends! I was entertained the whole way through! I definitely WILL buy the DVD. The only part i didn't like was the very first part - i found it extremely disturbing and upsetting, in fact it made me cry. But the rest of the film was brill!
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