The Djinn

critic Reviews

, 87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by Ezra Dewey's standout performance, The Djinn serves up a scary, sleekly effective cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kimber MyersCrooked Marquee
    This indie horror movie isn't just a lesson on the price of getting what you wish for; it's also an 82-minute class on how to make an unnerving film on the cheap.
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    Kristy PuchkoPajiba
    Charbonier and Powell know how to brew atmosphere and empathy, creating child characters who feel fleshed out and not like precocious poppets to be pitied or fawned over.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    The Djinn is often as plodding as it is impersonal. This movie crawls whenever it needs to sprint.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    I cannot say The Djinn did much for me.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    With their debut, Charbonier and Powell proved a rare grasp of childhood horror, and keeping the perspective of youth among adult sins.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    "The Djinn" is rooted in classic be-careful-what-you-wish-for O. Henry and Stephen King storytelling.
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    Mary Beth McAndrewsThe Gist
    The Djinn may be a bit predictable and repetitive, but it still provides an intense and entertaining experience for all ages.
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    Ryan LarsonGhastly Grinning
    Emotionally impactful and intentionally frightening, The Djinn is a perfect gateway horror film for the next generation of horror lovers.
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    Mike ScottTimes-Picayune
    At the 19-minute mark, "The Djinn" takes off like a rocket, steadily building a relentless intensity that carries it through the remainder of its tidy 82-minute runtime.
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    Steven WarnerIn Review Online
    That's not to say there isn't a lot to like in The Djinn ... It's just frustrating that the filmmakers thought some shitty CGI blood would help and not hinder the project.
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