The Blackcoat's Daughter (February)
The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017)

A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat's Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton), two girls who are left alone at their prep school Bramford over winter break when their parents… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: March 31, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 30, 2017
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
72%
Flixster
User Score
46%



Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Slow-building and atmospheric, The Blackcoat's Daughter resists girls-in-peril clichés in a supernatural thriller that serves as a strong calling card for debuting writer-director Oz Perkins.

Chris Barton
Los Angeles Times

The characters are too underdeveloped to leave an impression.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"The Blackcoat's Daughter" is a self-contained tale of evil that knows exactly what it's doing.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

The Blackcoat's Daughter layers on the dread until it's almost physically challenging to keep watching as shadows grow ever more oppressive and the school ever less welcoming. Something wicked this way comes, indeed.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

None of it makes one lick of sense and it quickly becomes clear that Mr. Perkins couldn't care less.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Yes, it's a horror movie (the murder scenes suggest that the director has watched "Psycho" more than once), but even its most brutal acts pulse with inchoate sadness.

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Robert Denerstein
Denerstein Unleashed

The movie's brooding score and its somber, snow-covered images leave little doubt that something awful will happen before the film concludes.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

It's an atmospheric slow-burn that's heavy on moody insinuation and light on overt gotcha scares.

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Scott Tobias
NPR

The film feels determinedly old-fashioned, awash in a hypnotic ambience that's only occasionally punctured by violence. Like his father, Perkins makes his jolts count.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Dread Central

While The Blackcoat's Daughter is intriguing and seductive at the start, in the end it doesn't quite live up to the insinuations it made in the beginning.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The film is quite effective in the way it builds a dark, unsettling atmosphere that makes us feel that something is wrong even if we don't know exactly… More
Alec Barniskis
A bit too thinly drawn but still an unsettling experience. Further proof that sound design is key to effective horror.
Jesse Ortega
I'm gonna start talking about something that the movie isn't really about, though there's still some relation to this film and where it goes with… More
K Nife Churchkey
"February", or "The Blackcoat's Daughter" as it is titled for upcoming wide release, is a slow burning psychological horror film with… More
Brendan Nicholls
This was a very intense film that is slow but builds to an ending that will leave you you breathless. This is very much like Perkins other film I seen on… More