Come Play

critic Reviews

, 55% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • A frightening feature debut from Jacob Chase, Come Play makes up for its uneven tone by adding real depth to its jarring scares.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Come Play" comes alive with impressive, old-school production design and simple direction...
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A Babadook knockoff for parents who are worried that their kids are spending way too much time staring at screens.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    "Come Play" is merely serviceable, and leaves you with the feeling that a much better game was lost in the shuffle.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    An inconsistent, flat film that is too often reliant on jump scares instead of atmosphere.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    Although "Come Play" doesn't come to play, horror-wise, it is a surprisingly effective family drama, powered by a better-than-average cast.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    It feels like a Blumhouse throw-away, complete with the low-profile cast and last-act narrative twist.
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    Norman WilnerNOW Toronto
    Gillian Jacobs does her level best to save Jacob Chase's incredibly dumb horror movie about an internet monster.
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    There's a little bit of Poltergeist, a touch of Mama, and a smidgen of The Babadook in this one. That doesn't make it derivative -- it stands on its own as a story about the torment of an already-tormented boy.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    This being a PG-13 affair, most of the horror elements are reserved to fairly effective jump scares...
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    Jim JudyScreen It!
    Taut in delivering its thrills and chills. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, Scares, etc. - also Available)
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