The Humans

critic Reviews

, 89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Humans takes its Tony-winning source material from stage to screen without sacrificing the essence of writer-director Stephen Karam's dysfunctional drama.
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    Jocelyn NoveckAssociated Press
    A six-person cast can be hard to pull off if there's a weak link. Luckily, there is not.
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    Kristy PuchkoMashable
    It's a savagely sophisticated film.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    The house is definitely haunted in "The Humans," Stephen Karam's skillfully filmed adaptation of his Tony-winning 2016 play.
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    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune
    "The Humans" gets a lot done in a short amount of time, in a single, two-level setting, plus a few fraught intimations of what's down the hall or around the corner.
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    Gary M. KramerSalon.com
    The Humans, writer/director Stephen Karam's arty, melancholic screen adaptation of his Tony award-winning play, is painful in a good way; the anguish of the characters is aching and heartfelt.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    "The Humans" was an unsettling play. As a movie, it's flat-out terrifying.
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    Linda and Al LernerMovies and Shakers
    This is not your warm, fuzzy Thanksgiving experience, but something very dark, bordering on being a horror film. We almost gave up on it, but the performances pulled us in, especially when it started to rev up about halfway into the film.
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    It plays out like cinema verité, as the plot comes through the performances of this fantastic cast and the orchestration of emotions set against the percussive noise of a New York apartment.
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    Mae AbdulbakiScreen Rant
    The Humans explores layered & realistic family relationships in a deeply nuanced way that is elevated by strong direction and thoughtful performances.
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    Karen GordonOriginal Cin
    Karam, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of his play, has done an excellent job here, showing restraint, keeping the action, moving both physically and emotionally, without pushing his characters into overheated reactions, or speechifying.
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