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Movie Review: 'Bless the Child'

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Bless the Child

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
performer:
Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits
director:
Chuck Russell
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D

Its decent cast notwithstanding, director Chuck Russell’s (Eraser) supernatural thriller — about a 6-year-old girl with miraculous powers who’s threatened by evil Satan worshippers — sinks under the weight of its predictable plot cliches and laughably clunky dialogue. Russell does his best to try to keep the audience’s attention with flashy effects, but the absurdities are relentless. In short: damnable. D