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, 85% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Well-acted and fiendishly frightening with an emotionally affecting story at its core, It amplifies the horror in Stephen King's classic story without losing touch with its heart.
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    J. R. JonesChicago Reader
    The serious dramatic themes ring hollow, however, leaving only the paperback boogety boogety to justify the Oscar-bait running time.
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    Josephine LivingstoneThe New Republic
    It is [a] study in trauma to match the best of them.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    I'm writing this not so much as a critic but as an ordinary moviegoer, experiencing Proustian transport via an old-fashioned scary movie executed by a team of filmmakers and actors at the top of their game.
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    Christopher OrrThe Atlantic
    What we're left with is a solid but relatively conventional horror movie, above average but overlong.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The movie is not terrifying but blandly edifying; its scares, foreshadowed as if by telegram, are delivered less effectively than its life lessons.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    Doesn't cut very deep and isn't very scary.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    Easily one of 2017's most pleasant surprises.
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    Stephen A. RussellThe New Daily (Australia)
    The young cast is excellent, but focusing solely on them lessens the haunted weight of the novel. Their backstories feel a little rushed, suggesting It would have been better served as a Stranger Things-style mini-series
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    Matt CipollaFilm Monthly
    The script, however, is the main issue, trying but largely failing to flesh out its peripheral characters and their respective domestic lives.
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    Ricardo GallegosPólvora
    Despite how terrifying Pennywise is, the film never loses its essence: the youthful innocence and psychological growth of its protagonists. [Full review in Spanish]
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