Incarnate (2016)

After a single mother (Carice van Houten) witnesses terrifying symptoms of demonic possession in her 11-year-old son (David Mazouz), a Vatican representative (Catalina Sandino Moreno) calls on wheelchair-bound scientist Dr. Seth Ember… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 2, 2016
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2017
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Katie Rife
AV Club

It's all a wild jumble of half-baked, derivative ideas and arbitrary rules, all of which add up to a suspense-free horror narrative as murky as its lighting.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

Dense with plot and mythology, the film is refreshingly unpredictable - if only because guessing what comes next would require understanding what the hell is going on.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

This horror movie tries to set itself apart from other demon-possession movies by inventing an interesting new mythology, but eventually it gets tired, bogged down and lost in its own rule book.

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Sam Fragoso

Strident rhetoric is required for describing Brad Peyton's latest film, a maddening hodgepodge of ideas that range from undercooked to unoriginal.

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Peter Sobczynski

Incarnate is such a pointless bit of hackwork that it almost makes the recent horror dud Shut In seem focused by comparison.

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Fernando Santoyo Tello
Cinema Movil

The result isn't even close to what could be expected, since its ending it's like a pastiche of many things and nothing at the same time. [Full review in Spanish]

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Incarnate, much like its central character at key moments, barely seems to have a pulse.

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Joe Leydon

Offers a relatively fresh take on standard-issue exorcism-melodrama tropes, along with a performance by Aaron Eckhart that is more than persuasive enough to encourage the investment of a rooting interest.

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Jesús Chavarria
Cine Premiere

The mixture of genres and the well-executed twist offered by Incarnation's premise, above the usual formula, is what saves it from burning. [Full review in Spanish]

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Jacob Smith
Incarnate is an interesting premise that would have better performed as a Netflix series instead of a feature-length film. In what should have been a… More