Clown (2016)

CLOWN is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son's sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume--red nose and wig included--will not come off and his own personality changes in a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: June 17, 2016
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2016
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Kenny
New York Times

I would ask any up-and-coming special-effects artist: Just because you can mold a convincing replica of a 6-year-old's severed arm, does it necessarily mean that you should?

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

While clowns are scary to many, filmmakers Christopher Ford and Jon Watts give the white-faced subject matter behind this loathsome horror movie only a cursory exploration; the result isn't much fun.

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Brian Orndorf

Watts shows early signs of style, but there's clearly a reason why his first film was buried for years.

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Brian Tallerico

It comes apart about halfway through, losing a very difficult tonal balance. Having said that, there's more to like here than the studio burial would have you believe.

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Todd Jorgenson

... features an intriguing premise and some unsettling weirdness, yet many of the plot twists feel arbitrary and the suspense seems dialed back in favor of obligatory gore.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Jon Watts does nothing with the scarily funny notion of a respectable professional who suddenly refuses to shuck a party costume.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

"Clown" has the goods. Refreshingly dark and sick, this is a movie for those who like cinematic monsters that hit so hard they leave a mark.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Clown struggles to balance seedy horror moments and B-Movie laughs, which makes for a tonally ambiguous watch that's too serious for comfort.

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Alberto Abuín
Blog de cine

A brilliant idea where the director never over explains anything or falls into the exposition trap. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
I have a recurring nightmare where I am unable to remove my clothes - either I can't take them off, or I take them off but there's layers upon never… More
Sylvester Kuo
Clown suffered from bad acting but it was a truly refreshing horror film. Initially as a black comedy, the tone shifted to gorefest in the second half of the… More
Francisco Godinho
Clichéd from start to finish, Clown is technically impressive but follows every rule of the book with one fatal mistake: it just isn't scary at all.… More