Come Play

critic Reviews

, 56% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • A frightening feature debut from Jacob Chase, Come Play makes up for its uneven tone by adding real depth to its jarring scares.
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    Udita JhunjhunwalaScroll.in
    Chase turns up the volume and relies on jump scares to build the mood, but the frights barely leap out of the screen.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Come Play" comes alive with impressive, old-school production design and simple direction...
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A Babadook knockoff for parents who are worried that their kids are spending way too much time staring at screens.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    "Come Play" is merely serviceable, and leaves you with the feeling that a much better game was lost in the shuffle.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    This high-tech reinvention of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, complete with its monster POV shots, doesn't have the heart to make yours really skip a beat.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    An inconsistent, flat film that is too often reliant on jump scares instead of atmosphere.
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    Erica CiccaroneNashville Scene
    Anyway, Come Play is so much weirder than you might expect, and it does phone-based horror in a new and intriguing way.
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    Martin ThomasDouble Toasted
    It does the same things, the jumps and tropes, and it's unnecessary. And the scares aren't even that great, and there's so much between them.
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    Korey ColemanDouble Toasted
    Didn't hate it, I actually thought the things they did right were very very good.
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    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    Gotta feel for Chase, who had no idea in 2017 that 7 months into a pandemic, weary parents might seriously consider trading their kids to demons for a little peace and quiet.
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