The Guardian
The Guardian (1990)

The Exorcist director William Friedkin made a return to the horror genre with this blend of straightforward suspense and Druid myth-inspired horror-fantasy. The idyllic lives of yuppie couple Phil and Kate (Dwier Brown and Carey Lowell)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 27, 1990
DVD Release Date: October 12, 1999
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chris Alexander
Alexander On Film

The Guardian is a deeply strange picture with a history as tortured as the perverted limbs of the fabricated tree itself...

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A dumb horror film that's down there with Deal of the Century as one of Friedkin's worst efforts.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

As far as flying nannies go, Jenny Seagrove's isn't half as intimidating as Julie Andrews' Mary Poppins.

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Gregory Weinkauf

Friedkin here seems strangely determined to squander his talent; lots of wasted opportunities.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Admittedly, it doesn't seem like one that Friedkin put his heart and soul into, but it still has some of his touches, and it's too interesting to write off completely.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Absolutely hysterical. Unfortunately, it's supposed to be scary

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Mediocre horror film directed by William Friedkin, I found The Guardian to be a boring affair, one that was void of a truly engaging story, good cast, and… More
Sylvester Kuo
The twists were not twisty and the horrors were not horrid. It may be a good idea to something completely different: Druid Spirit, but needed to execute well to… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A cool movie. I really like the trailer. Less exciting is the actual movie, which is decent enough, with a tree spirit posing as a nanny to capture babies.… More
Dean McKenna
What a shocking and horror of haunting tree and the nanny. It's hard to decide who gives the most wooden performance in this ludicrous load of poppycock,… More

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