Come Out And Play
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Beth (Vinessa Shaw, 3:10 To Yuma) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Damages), a happy young couple expecting a child, have come to Mexico for a romantic getaway. As they dock on a sun-kissed beach where children are playing and giggling, everything seems perfect. But as they wander the strangely empty streets, an atmosphere of unease sets in: an abandoned hotel, a distress call that repeatedly echoes from a radio set, the sense of being watched...the sound of children's laughter drifting through the streets, but no adults in sight. What started as a day in paradise quickly turns into a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite its familiar genre trappings, this nastily efficient horror film delivers genuine chills."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Even by the low standards of scary-movie plausibility, mononymous first-timer Makinov exhibits brazenly little interest in psychologically grounding his story."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"An unnerving, humid slice of elemental horror that conjures up memories of Children of the Corn by way of George Romero. It mostly works, until it doesn't."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"These kids are not your usual tourist fare. Look out young marrieds!"
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"While I'd personally rather pop in Who Can Kill A Child?, viewers new to the subject will find Makinov's remake interesting, but they should know it's already been done before - and better."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"The film maintains a deliberately unhurried pace that builds tension naturally and with minimum interference from the soundtrack."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Makinov tries repeatedly to mine suspense from slowly creeping up on his actors with the camera. If I'd directed this bunk, I'd hide my face too."
‑ Scott Foundas, Village Voice
"Occasionally creepy, but mostly inert, unimaginative and tedious."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Come Out and Play is a good example of how to eke out film thrills with a minimum of elements. Makinov should prove to be a filmmaker to watch."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Though virtually without plot, the horror elements are effective given the graphic views of mass murder."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"For horror fans, there are ... enough gruesome images, icky concepts and "don't-go-there" moments to carry the day."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Mostly just a hollow experience"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Creepy, troubling idea drains away through a gaping plot hole"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Makinov's film expertly crafts a sense of dawning madness that hinges on its villains' unspoken fury at their elders."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"A relentlessly routine remake."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
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